NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccine Authorization For Children 12 and Under Could Come This Winter

The remaining age group that has yet to receive emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 vaccines are those under the age of 12, with many children and parents wondering when that authorization will arrive.

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Today, we’re learning about one of the biggest developments when it comes to getting authorization approved for this remaining age group.

NBC News has reported that emergency use authorization of COVID-19 vaccines could come sometime in early or mid-winter, according to an FDA official.

The newest face mask mandate only requires masks to be worn by all guests when on transportation, like buses, the Monorail, and the Skyliner.

Both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech have been conducting trials of their vaccines on children under the age of 12 since March, and those results are expected to arrive this fall. From there, the companies will apply for emergency use authorization.

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This news comes as regions and states across the country are taking more precautions against rising cases of COVID-19, especially with the delta variant becoming a more dominant strain of the virus.

New health and safety signage in Disneyland

We’ll continue to monitor this story as it develops and we will share the latest information as you make vacation plans for your family throughout 2021.

Click here to read about Los Angeles County’s decision to re-instate certain face mask mandates this week.

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