COVID 19 vaccines for children six months and up
Next week, on June 15, the FDA will consider authorizing the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines for children as young as six months old. Many parents are eager to vaccinate their very young children against COVID-19; others still have questions. Dr. Mandie Svatek answers some common questions we’re hearing about processes and safety. Feel free to use this video in any of your reporting.
00:00 Why don’t we have COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5?
00:37 When will we be able to vaccinate children under 5 against COVID-19?
00:57 If Omicron doesn’t cause severe illness, why were so many children under 5 hospitalized?
01:56 How big will the COVID-19 vaccine dosage be for children under 5?
02:38 Did a safety concern cause a delay in the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5?
03:07 Why is Pfizer looking at a three-dose series for its COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5?
03:41 Have there been any safety concerns related to the vaccine trials in younger children, such as myocarditis?