Axios / The Associated Press article The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the vaccine it’s using to control coronavirus is safe for use on children under age 4.
The agency said Friday that the booster is designed for children ages 4 to 5 and the booster shot is not recommended for those ages, as it could affect the effectiveness of the booster.CDC Director Tom Frieden said Friday the agency had decided to continue using the booster for the next two months in an effort to help prevent an outbreak.
The CDC said the booster was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
It said the agency’s vaccine was approved for use by the European Medicines Agency in 2014 and the European Union.
The Centers will resume using the vaccine in August.