COVID-19 pediatrics

With assistance from registered nurse Megan Davidson, left, respiratory therapist Dale Carl helps clear excessive mucus from the lungs and mouth of Douglas Graham during a therapy session with the 8-year-old COVID-19 patient in Penn State Children’s Hospital on Dec. 15, 2020. Content Exchange

As Pennsylvania and the country aim to vaccinate more people against COVID-19, one significant population who currently cannot get the vaccine is children.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's emergency approval of Pfizer's and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines does not cover most children, with Pfizer being available for those 16 and older and Moderna's being available for those 18 and older.

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