June 9, 2022
Life Sciences
  • Pharmacies and states have already ordered millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses for small children in anticipation of federal authorization next week. Of the 5 million doses initially available, about 1.45 million Pfizer doses and 850,000 Moderna shots have been ordered. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday and Wednesday to review data from the two companies; a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory committee will meet Friday and Saturday. White House COVID-19 coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha told reporters last week that vaccinations should begin in earnest as early as June 21. (Articles here, here, and here)