Child getting a bandaid put on by doctor
FDA Green Lights COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids Under 5
Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech shots could be given to the youngest kids as early as June 21.
FDA Green Lights COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids Under 5
FDA Green Lights COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids Under 5

Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech shots could be given to the youngest kids as early as June 21.

Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech shots could be given to the youngest kids as early as June 21.

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Baby with spotted onsie about to get injection of vaccine
Antibiotics Tied to Lower Effectiveness of Childhood Vaccines
Natalia Mesa | Apr 28, 2022
Use of the drugs in children under the age of two was associated with lower antibody levels after the jabs—perhaps, researchers suggest, due to microbiome alterations.
A masked doctor in a white coat and blue gloves administers a vaccine into the arm of a masked child.
Pfizer Vaccine Less Protective for Younger Kids: Preprint
Dan Robitzski | Feb 28, 2022
The vaccine’s effectiveness in children ages 5 to 11 rapidly declined over the course of a month, according to new research that looked at the health outcomes of hundreds of thousands of children in New York during the Omicron surge.
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Children Often Carry More Coronavirus than Adults Do: Study
Amanda Heidt | Jul 31, 2020
It’s not clear if their high viral load makes kids more likely to infect others.
Medical Marijuana for Kids?
Aimee Swartz | Jul 17, 2013
The drug has brought relief to children suffering from cancer and other serious ailments, but getting access is often limited by considerable regulatory hurdles.
Anthrax Vax Test OK for Kids
Jef Akst | Mar 19, 2013
A presidential bioethics commission lays out the framework for testing the anthrax vaccine in children.
What it Takes to Develop Better Drugs for Kids
J. Steven Leeder | Mar 1, 2012
Over the past 15 years, new laws and regulations in the United States and the European Union have expanded to require the inclusion of pediatric patients in clinical drug trials.  
How Drugs Interact with a Baby’s Parts
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
A lot changes in a child’s body over the course of development, and not all changes occur linearly: gene expression can fluctuate, and organs can perform different functions on the way to their final purpose in the body. Here are some of the key deve
Child-Proofing Drugs
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
When children need medications, getting the dosing and method of administration right is like trying to hit a moving target with an untried weapon.
Kiddy Meds
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 19, 2012
Hundreds of new drugs for kids are in the horizon