Parents of toddlers may only have to wait a few more weeks for a COVID-19 shot for their child.
Aashish Jha, COVID-19 coordinator at the White House, outlined the government’s plans for the last remaining ineligible age group to fire. He said the Food and Drug Administration’s External Advisory Board would meet on June 14-15 to evaluate shots of young children from Pfizer and Moderna. Shipments to doctors’ offices and pediatric medical facilities will begin shortly after FDA approval and the first shot will be available the following week.
Jha said the state could start ordering pediatric vaccines on Friday and that the government could initially supply 10 million doses.
Jha admitted the “frustration” of the infant’s parents who had been waiting for their children’s shots for over a year.
“After all, we all want to move fast, but we need to get it right,” he said.
COVID Vaccine: First shot for children under 5 years old may start on June 21st
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