U.S. FDA opens way to COVID vaccines for children under five

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(Reuters) -The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized two COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5 and under, opening the door to vaccinating millions of the country’s youngest children. The agency authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months to 4 years, and Moderna Inc’s shot for those 6 months to 17 years. Pfizer’s is already authorized for those over the age of 5. While many parents in the United States are eager to vaccinate their children, it is unclear how strong demand will be for the shots. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was authorized for children…

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