Dartmouth Health Children’s has released a new COVID-19 update video with Susanne E. Tanski, MD, MPH, section chief of general pediatrics at Dartmouth Health Children’s. This video discusses the recent news about emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines for children age six months to four years and answers common questions and concerns.
“We are all very excited that the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recently authorized the COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use in children as young as six months. In the United States, there are 19 million children who are six months to four years old who have not yet had access to this vaccine; this is a moment we have been waiting for,” said Tanski. “We plan to be offering appointments at Dartmouth Health Children’s locations later this week. Supplies are very, very limited to start with due to the allocations to the states and the distribution to practices. There will be enough vaccines for everyone that wants them, but it will likely take a few weeks to get everyone started.”
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