Walensky signs off on Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky on Saturday backed an advisory committee’s recommendation that will allow children under the age of 5 years old to receive the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, capping off the last step needed before children can start getting inoculated.


Vaccinations for children aged six months and older can begin this coming week.


“Together, with science leading the charge, we have taken another important step forward in our nation’s fight against COVID-19,” Walensky said in a statement.