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After the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months of age, those children could get the shots as early as Tuesday, June 21.
The CDC on Saturday signed off on giving both Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 mRNA vaccines to infants and children between 6 months and 5 years. It came after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel unanimously voted to authorize the use of the vaccines.
Because June 20 is the recently created “Juneteenth” federal holiday, officials in some U.S. municipalities released press releases saying that very young children can receive the vaccines Tuesday.
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