The Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) approval of the COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as six months old means St. Luke’s Wood River can begin to offer vaccinations for children six months to five years of age as early as next week. Last week, the FDA and CDC met to discuss and approve:
- Moderna’s approval requests for children ages six months to five years
old and six years old through 17 years old
- Pfizer-BioNTech’s approval request for children ages six months through four years of age
By last weekend, all of those emergency approvals were granted. The move means 20 million more Americans will be eligible for vaccination.
St. Luke’s is requesting people to use their MyChart online portal to set vaccination times. The South Central Public Health District office in Bellevue said it hopes to start offering the vaccine for children as young as six months by tomorrow.
Search for facilities where COVID-19 vaccines are offered in their area at vaccines.gov.