COVID-19 vaccines for youngsters as younger as 6 months previous are being made out there as of Tuesday.
CDC officers say all eligible youngsters, together with those that have already had COVID-19, ought to get vaccinated to supply protections in opposition to hospitalizations, demise, and potential long-term issues.
Fever, fatigue and swelling on the injection web site are potential negative effects of the vaccine, however well being officers say the shot is protected.
“What I say to oldsters is we’re fortunate to have two selections. They’re each exceedingly protected. They’re each efficient,” White Home COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha mentioned
Mother and father and caregivers can select from both the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines.
The Moderna vaccine will be given to youngsters between 6 months and 5 years previous. It’s going to require two doses spaced 4 weeks aside.
The kid-size dose of Moderna is about 25% of an grownup dose.
The Pfizer vaccine will be given to youngsters between 6 months and 4 years previous. It’s going to require three doses, with the primary two spaced three weeks aside. The third dose must be given eight weeks later.
The kid-size dose of Pfizer is about 10% of an grownup dose.
President Joe Biden is anticipated to discuss the vaccine rollout at 7 a.m.
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