Fauci: Children Likely to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines in Early 2022

Fauci: Children Likely to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines in Early 2022

Mar 04 2021

Children under age 12 years will "very likely" be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2021 or beginning of 2022, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Sunday.

Some vaccine companies have already begun clinical trials to assess whether their shots are safe and effective in children, and the results will be available sometime this year.

"If you project realistically when we'll get enough data to be able to say that elementary school children will be able to be vaccinated, I would think that would be, at the earliest, the end of the year, and very likely, the first quarter of 2022," Fauci said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Source: MedScape