Mike Deehan
Jun 21, 2022 - News

What to know about under-5 COVID vaccines in Massachusetts

Illustration of a stack of wooden toy blocks showing a syringe, a COVID cell and a cotton swab.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

COVID-19 vaccines are finally available for children under the age of 5 and parents are scrambling to find appointments for their little ones.

What's happening: The Baker administration authorized children from 6 months to 4 years old to get either a Moderna or Pfizer shot Friday.

  • This follows federal clearance last week.
  • The Pfizer vaccine will be a course of three pediatric doses, while Moderna will be two doses for full vaccination.

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