SSM Health receives first round of Pfizer vaccines for children 6 months to 4 years old

MADISON, Wis. — SSM Health can now give COVID-19 vaccines to children six months to 4 years old.

The healthcare provider received a small shipment of Pfizer vaccines Wednesday morning and is working to process distribution plans. Officials said they plan to begin vaccinations over the next few days.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed off on vaccines for the youngest children over the weekend, meaning that virtually every American is eligible to receive a shot. Both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines were given the green light.

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Pfizer’s series requires three shots, two given three weeks apart and a third given two months later. Moderna’s series requires only two shots, given four weeks apart. Children with immune conditions will need a third shot, given a month after the second.