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The following information is taken from a news release from the Utah Department of Health and Human Resources.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued recommendations for vaccinating children 5 years of age and younger against COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized both the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines for use with all ages (6 months and older) eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. Previously, only the Pfizer vaccine was available for children younger than 18.

Vaccines for this youngest age group will begin to arrive in Utah the week of June 20th. The first batch of doses is expected early in the week and another batch of doses is expected later in the week. According to the Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), providers have already ordered 32,300 doses of the vaccines.

Providers such as local health departments, select pharmacies, and doctor’s offices will begin offering vaccinations to the youngest Utahns over the next several days to weeks. A list of vaccine providers is available on the state’s coronavirus webpage.

Vaccines will not be available for this youngest age group at all locations right away. Parents can visit to verify which providers have younger pediatric vaccines available or call their child’s doctor’s office or local health department for information on scheduling a vaccination.

For more information visit or call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-456-7707.

Los CDC autorizan las vacunas COVID19 para niños a partir de 6 meses

La siguiente información está omada de un comunicado de prensa del Departamento de Salud y Recursos Humanos de Utah.

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) emitieron recomendaciones para vacunar a los niños de 5 años o menos contra la COVID-19. La Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de Estados Unidos (FDA) ha autorizado anto la vacuna de Pfizer como la de Mode a de ARNm para su uso en odas las edades (a partir de los 6 meses) elegibles para la vacunación contra la COVID-19. Anteriormente, sólo la vacuna de Pfizer estaba disponible para niños menores de 18 años.

Las vacunas para este grupo de edad más joven comenzarán a llegar a Utah la semana del 20 de junio. El primer lote de dosis se espera a principios de la semana y otro lote de dosis se espera a finales de la semana. Según el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Utah (DHHS), los proveedores ya han pedido 32.300 dosis de las vacunas.

Proveedores como los departamentos de salud locales, farmacias selectas y consultorios médicos comenzarán a ofrecer las vacunas a los más jóvenes de Utah en los próximos días o semanas. Una lista de proveedores de vacunas está disponible en la página web del estado sobre el coronavirus.

Las vacunas no estarán disponibles para este grupo de edad más joven en odos los lugares de inmediato. Los padres pueden visitar para verificar qué proveedores ienen disponibles las vacunas pediátricas más jóvenes o llamar a la consulta del médico de su hijo o al departamento de salud local para obtener información sobre cómo programar una vacunación.

Para obtener más información, visite o llame a la línea directa de COVID-19 al 1-800-456-7707.

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