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Covid vaccines for children younger than 5 could be available by June 21

Children younger than age 5 may be able to get their first Covid-19 vaccinations as early as June 21, according to the Biden administration.

A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration will meet June 14-15 to evaluate the Pfizer and Moderna shots for younger children, the Associated Press reported. If authorized, vaccinations will be available in medical offices and pediatric care facilities as soon as a week later.

President Joe Biden would like states to prioritize the distribution of the vaccine to large-volume sites like children’s hospitals, according to the report. He is asking that vaccination appointments be available outside of regular work hours to make it easier for parents to vaccinate their children.