Posted by: Matthew Washam, MD, MPH on Jun 30, 2022


Children ages 6 months to 5 years can now get COVID-19 vaccinations. Two vaccines received emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available for children 6 months and older.

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