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Pfizer, Moderna COVID vaccines deemed effective for kids under 5

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The FDA announced that COVID vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna were effective in children under the age of 5, signaling good news for approval.

Video Transcript

- Well, on a bad day for the market, some good news from the medical world. Two COVID-19 vaccine options are now save and effective for children under five years old according to federal health officials. In an online briefing over the weekend, Pfizer's three-dose vaccine for kids aged six months to four years old and Moderna's two-dose vaccine safe for children from 6 months to 17 years old.

The FDA is set to vote on Wednesday whether these shots are ready for the nation's 18 million babies and toddlers. Children under five are the only group not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in the US. Rochelle.

- I know that's some welcome relief for those who want to vaccinate their littlest ones.