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FDA to consider Moderna vaccine for kids at-least six months old

(KYMA, KECY/ CNN) - The youngest part of the U.S. population may soon be protected from Covid-19.

The Food and Drug Administration's vaccines and related biological products advisory committee is meeting Tuesday and Wednesday.

Among the issues to be discussed: granting an emergency use authorization to allow children who are at least six-months-old to get Moderna and Pfizer-Biontech vaccines.

Right now, that is the only age range that isn't eligible for Covid-19 shots.

Recent documents from the FDA show that both vaccines are safe and effective for children.

After officials vote on the issue, the entire agency will determine if they'll grant the authorization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will then decide if they agree with the FDA's decision.

The White House previously said vaccines for young children may start being available next week.

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