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When will children be able to get COVID-19 vaccines?

Added 03-04-21 04:03:02am EST - “When will children be able to get COVID-19 vaccines?” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “When will children be able to get COVID-19 vaccines?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

It depends on the child’s age, but some teenagers could be rolling up their sleeves before too long.

The Pfizer vaccine already is cleared for use starting at age 16. That means some high schoolers could get in line for those shots whenever they become eligible in their area, either because of a medical condition or once availability opens up.

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Pfizer and Moderna both have completed enrollment for studies of children ages 12 and older, and expect to release the data over the summer. If regulators clear the results, younger teens likewise could start getting vaccinated once supply allows. The Moderna vaccine is currently cleared for people 18 and older.

Researchers started with older children because they tend to respond to vaccines most similarly to adults. Testing even younger groups is more complex, because they may require a different dose or have differing responses.

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