Pfizer and moderna covid vaccines approved for children under 5 in the United States

The United States has approved the use of Moderna and Pfizer / Biotech 19 vaccines for children aged 6 months to 5 years.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of both vaccines for children.

But these vaccines will only be available to children if they are recommended by the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC is expected to issue recommendations by the end of this week.

It should be noted that the use of vaccines for children over 5 years of age was approved in the United States several months ago and only children under 5 years of age were deprived of vaccination.

FDA Commissioner Robert Cliff said in a statement that several parents and medical experts were awaiting approval of vaccines for infants.

"Based on what we have observed in older groups, it is expected that the vaccines will give young children tremendous protection against serious complications of code 19, including hospitalization and death," he said.

The Corona virus epidemic killed more than 440 children under the age of 4 in the United States due to code 19, while hospital admissions rates are now higher than those vaccinated.

The FDA, after reviewing the results of trials on thousands of children with both vaccines, declared them safe and effective.

"Every life is important, vaccines can save lives," said Dr. Peter Marks, head of the FDA's Vaccine Regulatory Center.

According to FDA experts, although it is not mandatory for parents to vaccinate their children, it is definitely an option for those who want to protect their children.

The Pfizer vaccine will be given to children aged 6 months to 5 years in 3 doses over a period of 3 months.

On the other hand, the moderna vaccine for children of the same age will be used in 2 doses, with an interval of one month between the two doses.

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