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By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Q&A with Kim and Colette

COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in children 6 months and up

 

June 30, 2022

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Reported side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine in children are similar to those in adults.

Children can now receive vaccinations against COVID-19 thanks to a recent decision by the Food & Drug Administration.

The FDA granted emergency use authorization of both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months-4 years. Previously, only those age 5 and older were eligible.

Like with adults, the vaccines are administered on a tiered schedule to build immunity. For the youngest recipients, there are three doses: The first two doses are given three weeks apart followed by a third dose given at least eight weeks after the second.

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