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Dr. Fauci Says When the Vaccine Will Be Available to All Ages

Young children will soon be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Just months after the first COVID-19 vaccines became available to the public, a large percentage of the population has been vaccinated. According to the latest statistics, 60 percent of adults over the age of 18 are at least partially vaccinated against the deadly virus. Now that children 12 and up are approved to get the jab, many people are wondering when younger children will be approved for vaccination. At Tuesday's White House COVID-19 Response Team Briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the president and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, revealed the answer. Read on to find out when Dr. Fauci thinks the vaccine will be available to all ages—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Had COVID And Should Tell Your Doctor.

The Vaccine Could Be Available to All Ages by the First Quarter of 2022

Dr. Fauci revealed that "a couple" of companies are doing studies on the safety of vaccines for various ages, between twelve and nine, nine to six, six to two, and six months to two years, with the research "still on track."


"It is likely, and almost certain that by the time we get to the end of this calendar year and the first quarter of 2022, that we will have enough information regarding safety and immunogenicity to be able to vaccinate children of any age," he revealed. 

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One Step Closer

Last week the CDC revealed that those 12 and over could and should get vaccinated, updating their guidance. "CDC recommends everyone 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19," their new guidance states. "Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. Getting your child or teen vaccinated can bring you one step closer to enjoying the activities you miss. Children 12 years and older are able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine."

So follow Fauci's fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Had COVID And Should Tell Your Doctor.

Leah Groth
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