(CNN) – The COVID-19 vaccine may be available for children under 5 this summer.
Pfizer said the shots could be ready in June if the Food and Drug Administration gives its permission.
The drug manufacturer’s CEO said the FDA has been involved in parts of the process.
Last year, Pfizer and BioNTech had a vaccine for younger children, but officials were not happy with the result of two doses and began testing a possible third dose.
However, the FDA wanted to begin the emergency use authorization process, so the request was submitted for the two doses.
In February, the FDA said it wanted more data from the third vaccine trial as it moves forward with emergency use.
The CDC continues to assess public health conditions. If it decides that a mandate is necessary, the DOJ will appeal. (CNN, TWITTER / @ BEN_DIETD, JENNY MANGELSEN)
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