FDA postpones decision on COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers

Posted on AllSides February 12th, 2022
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Kristin Murphy/Deseret News

A decision on whether COVID-19 vaccinations should be approved for children as young as 6 months old has been postponed by the federal Food and Drug Administration, likely until mid-April.

The Utah Department of Health had expected to receive the first shipment of 23,000 scaled-down doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Feb. 21, and had plans to quickly distribute the shots to local health departments, doctors and pharmacies around the state.

But Friday, the CDC announced regulators would wait for the results of an ongoing study of the effects of a...

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