Vaccines for Kids Under 12 Expected Midwinter: FDA Official

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Emergency support for COVID-19 vaccines successful children nether 12 could travel successful aboriginal to midwinter, a Food and Drug Administration authoritative said Thursday, a determination that could bring alleviation to galore parents who person been incapable to vaccinate their children. The bureau hopes to past determination rapidly to afloat support of the vaccine for this property group.

One sticking constituent for some families who stay hesitant, the authoritative said, is that the vaccines presently successful usage are administered nether exigency usage authorization and person not been fixed afloat support by the FDA. Full approval, if it comes rapidly aft the exigency round, could alleviate that concern.

COVID-19 vaccines person lone been authorized for radical ages 12 and up successful the U.S., and nary has received afloat support yet.

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Both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech launched trials of their COVID-19 vaccines for kids nether 12 successful March. Results are expected successful the fall, and it volition instrumentality FDA officials clip to reappraisal the cause companies' applications.

Read the afloat communicative astatine NBCNews.com.

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