After the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved immunizations for children
Aged 6 months to 5 years old on Saturday, some of Massachusetts'
youngest citizens will soon be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr. Estevan Garcia, a paediatrician and chief medical officer
for the state's Department of Public Health, said in a statement,
"We know parents and families have been waiting for this,
we are thrilled to have this last age group approved for the COVID-19 vaccination."
"The vaccine for this age group has been thoroughly evaluated,
we advise parents to add this vaccine to their child's list of essential vaccines."
According to the state's Executive Office of Health and Human Services,
Appointments for children aged six months to four years will be accessible beginning Tuesday.