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COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children Now Available in MD

June 21st, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Having received FDA approval Friday, Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for use in young children is now available in Maryland.  Specifically, the FDA authorized two doses of Moderna for children ages 6 months to 17 years and three doses of Pfizer for children ages 6 months to 4 years.  Previously, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for ages 18 and older, while Pfizer was authorized for ages 5 and up. Testing, vaccinations, and treatment for COVID-19 are available locally through primary care providers, pharmacies, and other healthcare facilities.  The Allegany County Health Department continues to offer COVID-19 vaccinations and testing for the public. Maryland’s Deputy Health Secretary Dr Jinlene Chan said any information parents may need is available on the state health department’s website…