COVID vaccines available for 6 months and older


The Wyoming Department of Health says recommendations for safe, free and effective vaccinations meant to help prevent COVID-19 infection and serious illness have been expanded now to include children 6 months and older.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, following authorization by the Food and Drug Administration, now recommends the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months through 4 years with a three-dose series and appropriate dose amount for that age group. T

he Moderna Covid-19 vaccine is also now recommended for children aged 6 months through 5 years in a two-dose series for most children and appropriate dose amount.

Parents of newly eligible children should contact their local public health office or other approved COVID-19 vaccine provider about availability of the appropriate vaccines.

The state health department says the newly authorized vaccines for young children are in the process of being ordered, shipped and delivered to Wyoming locations.


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