FDA authorizes 1st COVID-19 shots for infants, preschoolers

(AP) — U.S. regulators have authorized the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers.

That paves the way for vaccinations for children under 5 to begin next week.

The Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization Friday follows a unanimous recommendation by its advisory panel.

The kid-sized shots are made by Moderna and Pfizer.

The FDA’s action allows the companies to begin shipping millions of preordered doses across the country.

A final signoff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected this weekend.

The nation’s vaccination campaign began with adults in late 2020, about a year into the coronavirus pandemic.

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