On Friday, June 17, the FDA authorized both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for children 6 months to 4 years old, and on Saturday, June 18, the CDC recommended Covid-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older, and boosters for everyone 5 years and older.
This evidence summary is provided by a team of doctors and scientists convened by the Brown University School of Public Health in an effort to provide timely knowledge and evidence-based talking points for public health professionals, healthcare workers and others engaging in conversations about vaccinations for children under 5 years old. Physicians and researchers who have reviewed and summarized the evidence include Megan L. Ranney MD MPH, Anand K. Swaminathan MD MPH, Jeremy Faust MD MS, Darria Long MD MBA, and Katelyn Jetelina MPH PhD.
Both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are effective
Both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are safe