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Timeline for Vaccinating Children Against COVID-19

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As most school districts across the United States welcome children back to in-person school in some capacity, the question remains, “When will kids be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations?” Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is available to teenagers age 16 and older, while the Moderna and J&J immunizations are only for adults age 18 and older. In most states, teenagers are not yet eligible for inoculation unless they have co-morbidities. Pfizer and Moderna are currently conducting clinical trials on children age 12 and older and results should be available this summer. If the data show efficacy and safety, this group could begin getting vaccinated soon after. Trials on children younger than 12 are planned to begin later this year. Click here to read more.

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