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When Will New COVID-19 Vaccines Be Approved for Kids?

Breaking News – the FDA has formally approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those who are at least 16 years old, with those who are 12 to 15 continuing to get it via EUA.

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is the only one that has been authorized for kids, but only those who are at least 12 years and older.

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine has already been approved in Canada and the UK.

So does that mean you can expect your younger kids to be able to get a vaccine soon?

When Will New COVID-19 Vaccines Be Approved for Kids?

We are certainly getting close…

An advisory committee to the FDA has voted to recommend that the FDA grant Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine EUA.
An advisory committee to the FDA has voted to recommend that the FDA grant Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine EUA.

Now that vaccination is open to everyone, not just those in high risk groups, we are just waiting for the age indication to be lowered.

When can we expect more kids to be able to get vaccinated and protected against COVID-19?

It likely won’t be until more clinical trials are completed that include kids.

Fortunately, all of those trials have already started and should be competed by September.

And with the way things are going, we should be able to vaccinate younger kids by the start of the new year!

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