Tuesday, during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci said that children as young as “greater than two years old” should wear masks if they are unvaccinated.
Fauci added that later this year, once data was available on vaccinations on those under the age of 12, the Food and Drug Administration could green-light the vaccines for those of that age.
“Well, a couple of questions and the answers are, the children who are not able to get vaccinated because of their age should follow — their parents should follow with them the guidelines of the CDC, that unvaccinated children of the certain age, greater than two years old, should be wearing masks,” he said. “No doubt about that. That’s the way to protect them from getting infected because if they do, they can then spread the infection to someone