Few countries currently have covid vaccines available for very young children. With US approvals likely in the next month, here is what you need to know about the vaccines – including why they are still important for kids already exposed to covid
19 May 2022
Covid vaccines for children under 5 may be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) next month and become available in the US soon after.
The first covid vaccines for people ages 16 and older were approved by authorities in the UK and US in early December 2020, and within days, shots were going into arms. This all took place less than a year after the virus was identified – the fastest vaccine development in history.
FDA approvals …