Starting today, the city’s vaccination centers will start inoculating children under 5 years of age, now that they are eligible for the COVID vaccine.
Private centers, such as Montefiore Family Care, in the Bronx, began offering the vaccine for the little ones yesterday.
They begin to inoculate children under 5 years of age.
It was one of the first places in the nation to offer doses for children up to 6 months.
Both Pfizer and Moderna received approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to offer their vaccine to younger children.
However, there are differences between the two: Pfizer’s is for children under 6 months to 4 years. The dose is one-tenth that of adults and three are required. Moderna’s is for children under 6 months to 5 years and there are only two doses, each one a quarter of that of adults.
Those who wish to make an appointment at one of the city’s vaccination centers can call 877-829-4792.