The race is on to get the youngest members of the population vaccinated, but which vaccine will work best?
With masks coming off in several states and many COVID restrictions lifting in the U.S., many are anxiously awaiting news that children under the age of 5 could be eligible for vaccination.
Already, Chicago has lifted its masking and vaccination mandates and Illinois has lifted its indoor mask and school mask mandates. On Monday, Chicago Public Schools began a mask-optional policy.
The changing guidelines surrounding COVID not just in Illinois have many parents questioning how best to protect their kids.
While the race is on to get the youngest members of the population vaccinated, which vaccine will work best?
Up until now, Pfizer’s COVID vaccine has been the only one approved for emergency use in the US for children between the ages of 5 and 17.
But when Pfizer’s rollout to those under the age of 5 was delayed, it opened a window for Moderna’s trial to catch up.
In January, Moderna said it expects to have data from its own trial of younger groups soon.