Pfizer announces breakthrough in COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11

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Pfizer announces breakthrough in COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11

Pharmaceutical giants, Pfizer on Monday, September 20 announced it had finished carrying out research on its covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

 

Pfizer said the younger children who took the kiddie dose vaccine (a smaller does of the vaccine given to adults) developed coronavirus-fighting antibody levels just as strong as teenagers and young adults

 

The announcement is a major step towards winning official approval for younger children to get vaccinated against the deadly virus.

 

Pfizer in it’s Monday statement said it will now seek authorization from the federal Food & Drug Administration.

 

Dr. Bill Gruber, a Pfizer official also said the vaccine proved very safe, with similar or fewer temporary side effects as older kids and grown-ups experience.

“I think we really hit the sweet spot,” said Gruber, who’s also a pediatrician.

 

Gruber said Pfizer aims to apply to the Food and Drug Administration by the end of the month for emergency use in this age group,…



Source: Linda Ikeji