Children’s Hospital Association Applauds CDC Recommendation of COVID Vaccines for Children Under 5
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Children's Hospital Association (CHA) applauds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommendation of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for children under 5 years of age. The CDC’s announcement comes after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for their MRNA vaccines for children. Working with the federal, state and local governments across the country, children's hospitals are ready to support the robust vaccination effort of children under 5.
"The health and safety of children is children’s hospitals’ number one priority. Children's hospitals across the country are working diligently with pediatricians, other health care providers and federal, state and local officials to ensure families have access to evidence-based information and approved vaccines as quickly as possible," said Amy Wimpey Knight, president of CHA, following the EUA and CDC recommendation.