COVID vaccine rollout for U.S. tots close after CDC panel endorsement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A panel of advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday voted to recommend COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as six months, making it likely a nationwide rollout can start next week.

The 12-0 vote in favor of the move needs to be signed off by CDC Director Rochelle Walensky for the U.S. government to start rolling out the vaccines for children aged 5 and under.

(Reporting by Leroy Leo and Manas Mishra in Bengaluru and Makini Brice in Washington; Editing by Paul Simao)