• Opinion: The FDA owes parents an explanation about why it delayed authorizing Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine for young kids

    1 month ago - By STAT

    Until mid-June, 1 in 13 persons living in the United States - that's all children age 5 and younger - weren't eligible to get Covid-19 vaccines. On June 17, the Food and Drug Administration finally authorized the use of the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, based largely on advice from a panel of outside experts. By my accounting, it could have - and should have - made it possible for young children to be vaccinated much sooner.
    I closely followed the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee meeting on June 15 , as I've...
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