Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines authorized for children under 5

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made bivalent COVID-19 vaccines available for children ages six months to five years old.

This follows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's amendment of the Emergency Use Authorization for the vaccine.

"This is great news that more children will now have the opportunity to update their protection against COVID-19 with the bivalent vaccine,” said Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services chief medical executive. “We encourage parents and caregivers of those eligible children to get their bivalent vaccine as soon as possible, especially as we head into the holidays and winter months where more time will be spent indoors." 

The Moderna and Pfizer bivalent vaccines target the original strain of COVID-19 and the omicron variants, BA.4 and BA.5.

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Community members are encouraged to bring their COVID-19 vaccine card or immunization record with them to the appointment.

Contact a healthcare provider or local health department for records for a child under age 18.

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