GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health said Monday COVID-19 vaccinations are now recommended for children six months and older. Vaccines for both children and adults are available at no cost.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), following authorization by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 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,” the WDH said. “The 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.”
Clinical trials of thousands of young children were reviewed to gauge safety and effectiveness of the vaccines prior to the FDA authorization and the new CDC recommendations, the WDH noted, adding that millions of older children have been safely vaccinated across the U.S.
The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.