America will also vaccinate children over 6 months of age against Covid
A panel of external advisors to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted unanimously today to recommend COVID-19 vaccines for children over 6 months, removing one of the last barriers to expanding vaccination to 20 million infants. kindergarten and preschool children.
Some of the vaccinations may start as early as this coming week.
About a third of parents say they plan to vaccinate their child of this age group, according to the CDC survey, published this Saturday.
The FDA also met yesterday to increase the Moderna vaccine as a Pfizer alternative to vaccinate children 6 to 17 years old, though the CDC said the decision on this point will be made next week.