U.S. FDA authorizes COVID vaccines for youngest children

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(Reuters) -The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized two COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5 and under, opening the door for vaccinating millions of the youngest American children. The agency authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for children aged 6 months to 4 years, and Moderna Inc’s shot for those 6 months to 17 years. The Pfizer vaccine is already authorized for use in children and teens over the age of 5. The vaccines could be rolled out for the under-5 age groups as early as next week, White House officials have said, and pharmacy chains have conveyed that they are read…

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