An independent panel of advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted on Saturday to recommend vaccinating all children in the age group with one of two separate COVID-19 vaccines.
The agency is expected to authorize the vaccines soon.
COVID-19 vaccinations for kids younger than 5 could start right after the Juneteenth holiday.
Alaska health care providers say they’re relieved and grateful for a CDC decision that allows them to get vaccine booster shots.
The booster plan would go into effect starting the week of Sept. 20.
President Biden is said to be giving “strong consideration” to new requirements for federal employees to help arrest the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus.