More on COVID 19 – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the approval of COVID vaccines for children under 5.
PNC’s Devin Eligio has more on the vaccines…
Director Rochelle P. Walensky, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated, “We now know, based on rigorous scientific review, that the vaccines available here in the United States can be used safely and effectively in children under 5.”
Children as young as 6 months to 5 years old are now available to receive a COVID vaccine.
The decision to recommend vaccinations to this age group was made by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Saturday.
According to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, this decision has qualified nearly 20 million children in the U.S. for inoculation.
Director Rochelle P. Walensky, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated, “I know many parents with very young children have been anticipating this day.”
According to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund data, among the 3.7M COVID 19 deaths, 42 percent of deaths occur among children ages 0 to 9.
The CDC finds that COVID deaths occur greatly among that age group, prompting this recent decision.
According to the Department of Public Health and Social Service Spokesperson Grace Bordallo, a Public Health press conference is set to happen to await the availability of additional vaccinations in Guam.
Director Rochelle P. Walensky, Centers for Disease Control and Preventionstated, “I hope all parents will take advantage of these life saving vaccines and protect their children.”
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I’m Devin Eligio