FDA advisory panel endorses Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for teens, school-age children
FDA advisory panel endorses Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for teens, school-age children.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below.
As mask mandates went away for kids under 5 in New York City schools, two big meetings regarding the vaccination of children are set to take place this week.
The first meeting is Tuesday, where an advisory committee from the Food & Drug Administration are set to decide whether the Moderna vaccine should become available for children ages 6-11.
On Wednesday, that same committee will decide whether emergency use authorization will be granted to both Pfizer and Moderna for vaccines for children under 6 years old, all the way as young as 6 months old.
If these votes do get passed, the next step is for the director of the Centers for Disease Control to sign off. Then, these vaccines could be getting administered as early as next week.
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