A Shot Against COVID For Kids Under 12 — Your Questions Answered

Posted by on August 18, 2021 5:01 am
Categories: US National Stories

Only kids 12 and older are eligible — so far — to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the U.S. But the shots could be available for younger children as soon as this fall, say researchers studying the vaccine in that age group.

A COVID vaccine for children younger than 12 is not yet available, but research is well underway and the first shot for some kids in this age group is expected in the fall, doctors say.

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