Pediatricians applaud CDC’s recommendation on under-5 Covid-19 vaccines

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh-region pediatricians and hospital systems are preparing to administer Covid-19 vaccines to children between the ages of six months and five years, following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s go-ahead over the weekend.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ approval, which was endorsed by CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, means that up to 20 million children under 5 will be able to receive either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines. The vaccines are being shipped to pediatric practices, pharmacies, clinics, health departments and federally qualified health centers beginning this week.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times.