FDA signs off on COVID vaccines for kids age 5 and younger

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave the green light to COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 and younger, a key step towards making the shots available to the youngest group of kids.


The agency authorized the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech for kids ages 6 months to 4 years old, as well as a vaccine from Moderna for kids up to age 5.


With the authorization, vaccines can start being shipped to states and other jurisdictions that pre-ordered the initial batch.