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Posted on: June 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] USDA Authorizes COVID Vaccine for Children

On June 17, the United States Food and Drug Administration (USDA) authorized both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for children 6 years of age or under. Children who are five years of age receiving the Pfizer vaccine will be given three doses at one-tenth the strength of adult doses, and children under age 6 receiving the Moderna vaccine for their age group will receive two doses at one-quarter the strength of an adult dose.
  
For more information on vaccines, treatments, and available vaccination appointments at nearby locations, visit covid19.nj.gov or contact the Vaccine Call Center at 855-568-0545.

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