Children under 5 now able to get an updated COVID vaccine

Children younger than five years old can now get an updated COVID-19 shot, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

On Thursday, the FDA granted Pfizer’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorization for babies six months through children four years of age for a third dose as part of their three-dose primary vaccine series.

Additionally, babies six months through children five years of age can get a single booster of Moderna’s updated vaccine.

The modified vaccines target two versions of the omicron variant, BA.4 and BA.5.