COVID-19 immunizations were made available to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in the United States on Saturday.
The vaccines will be ready next week, allowing youngsters as young as 6 months to participate in the nation's
vaccination drive. The immunizations for the youngest children were recommended by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the agency's director, gave her final approval hours later.
We know that millions of parents and caregivers want to get their young children vaccinated, and now they can
Walensky said in a statement. While the Food and Drug Administration authorises vaccines, the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention determines who should receive them. The vaccines protect young children
from hospitalisation, mortality, and long-term effects that are still unknown, according to the CDC's advisory group.
Millions of doses of vaccine have already been ordered for distribution to doctors, hospitals, and community
health clinics around the country as part of the immunisation expansion. Around 18 million children will be eligible