FDA: Pfizer COVID vaccine safe for kids under 5

WASHINGTON D.C. (ADAMS) – Pfizer’s COVID vaccine could soon be cleared for the youngest children.

A briefing document the FDA released Sunday says the vaccine is safe and effective for children ages six months to five years old.

A panel of independent FDA experts will consider emergency use authorization of the vaccine when it meets on Wednesday. The FDA also will consider a request by drugmaker Moderna for emergency use authorization of its vaccine for children in that age group.

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