Vaccine

COVID vaccines recommended for children under 5

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -Over the weekend the CDC approved vaccinations for ages 6 months through 5 years old. This comes as DHEC says there is an increase in cases across South Carolina particularly in the Midlands.  Vaccines for the youngest age group 6 months through five years old are approved for both Pfizer and Moderna. State health leaders say this can reinforce…

Prisma Health: Omicron variant ‘likely’ in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – It is highly likely that the new COVID variant is in South Carolina, this is according to an infectious disease physician at Prisma Health.  As of now there is no known cases of the new strain in the country. Prisma Health Infectious Disease Physician Helmut Albrecht says the recent U.S. travel restrictions can delay the virus…

Children across Nation get first shots approved for ages 5 to 11

CNN–Nearly 28 million children in the U.S. are now eligible to roll up their sleeves for a COVID-19 shot. Doctor Rochelle Walensky, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, moved to allow children between 5 and 11 year old to get vaccinated. The shots will be one third of an adult dose but still a two shot…

NEW: FDA panel endorses vaccines for children ages 5 to 11

WASHINGTON (AP) _ U.S. health advisers have endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for younger children. The vote Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration panel moves the U.S. closer to vaccinating children ages 5 to 11. The FDA isn’t bound by the panel’s recommendation and is expected to make its own decision within days. If regulators agree, shots…