A COVID-19 vaccine for children aged six months to 4 years old could be available within the next couple of months. Pfizer announced Tuesday it has applied for emergency use authorization for vaccines in that age bracket.
Maggie Doherty in Kalispell, Montana, said the COVID shot for her 2-year-old daughter can’t come soon enough.
“So I’m chomping at the bit,” she said.
Like Doherty, three in 10 families will get their children under 5 vaccinated ASAP, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
And every time that the pool of vaccinated people expands, so does economic activity, said Alicia Modestino, an economics and public affairs professor at Northeastern.