U.S. CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5
Updated: 2022-06-19 14:07:03 KST
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now officially recommending COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers and children under 5 the last group for which it had not yet recommended them.
The decision was announced on Saturday after a unanimous vote by a panel of advisors.
The shots will be administered from this coming week.
It's the vaccine from Pfizer that'll be for kids from 6 months to 4 years, and Moderna for kids up to five.
The Pfizer dose is about a tenth that for adults, and Moderna about a quarter.
In South Korea, vaccines are approved for kids as young as 12, but only about one or two percent of kids that young have gotten them.