7. When can younger children be vaccinated?
Pfizer, Moderna and other vaccine makers began vaccine trials in younger children that will eventually include babies as young as 6 months old. Some results from those trials are expected by the end of summer, and Pfizer states it hopes to receive authorization for vaccination of younger children by early 2022.
“It’s understandable to have questions about vaccination and I encourage parents to talk with their child’s doctor,” Dr. Olulade says. “However, we know families have been dreaming of returning to the summer activities they’ve enjoyed in the past and strongly believe vaccination of kids ages 12 to 15 will help make this return to some sense of normalcy possible, as well as safe.”