Covid 19 Vaccine: Now children up to five years of age have got approval to give Covid vaccine in America
The US on Friday approved providing the Covid-19 vaccine to children up to five years of age. The advisory committee had given permission for Moderna and Pfizer supplements.
Covid 19 Vaccine: The US regulator on Friday approved providing the Covid-19 vaccine to children up to five years of age. This could pave the way for the introduction of vaccination for children from next week. Prior to the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), its advisory committee approved the introduction of Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine and Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine supplements.
After about one and a half years, permission was given to vaccinating children
About a year and a half after the Covid vaccine became available to adults in the US, vaccination of children up to five years of age was allowed. There are an estimated 18 million children in the age group of up to five years in the country. The FDA has also approved Moderna's vaccine for school children and adolescents. In the past, only the Pfizer vaccine has been allowed for these children.
Orders have been given for the supply of vaccines from the states
Vaccines for children up to the age of five will now only require approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), following the FDA's recommendation. CDC's advisory experts will meet on Friday and give their verdict on Saturday. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Valensky will provide final approval, which the Biden administration has been preparing to introduce Vaccination for Children in the US over the past several weeks. Orders have also been placed for the supply of vaccines from the states. If approved, vaccination is likely to start on Monday or Tuesday.