Moderna’s shot as well as Johnson & Johnson’s were cleared for those age 18 and older, and no COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized in younger kids yet.
Nearly 66 million doses of the vaccine had been administered in the United States as of Wednesday morning, according to data from the CDC.
Children are often the last group to be tested during clinical trials because they are not merely little adults.
Their bodies and immune systems behave differently, meaning they might have different treatment needs.
What’s more, children may need different doses or needle sizes depending on their height, weight and age – which is why most children are only vaccinated after safety has been well-documented in the adult population.
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