CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as six months (updated)
Jun. 18, 2022 1:58 PM ETBioNTech SE (BNTX), PFE, MRNABy: Jonathan Block, SA News Editor252 Comments
- CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Saturday recommended the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE)/BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX) for children between the ages of six months and five years old.
- A panel of CDC advisors earlier in the day made a unanimous recommendation.
- The first jabs could be given as soon as Tuesday, The New York Times reported.
- The vote earlier today by the CDC's Advisory Commission on Immunization Practices follows that of a U.S. FDA advisory panel earlier this week. Their vote was also unanimous for both vaccines.
- The FDA on Friday authorized the vaccine in this youngest age group.