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Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has reportedly now Ok’d the administration of its coronavirus vaccine to children between the ages of 5 to 11.

As CNBC reports:

A smaller dose of Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine is safe and generates a “robust” immune response in a clinical trial of kids ages 5 to 11, the drugmakers announced Monday.

The news couldn’t come any sooner for parents anxious to get their children vaccinated as kids start the new school year with the delta variant surging across America. Children’s Covid cases remain disturbingly high with 243,000 new infections during the week ended Sept. 9. — the second-highest number of kids’ cases since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the most recent data from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The data, which included more than 2,200 children, will be submitted to the Food and Drug Administration and other health regulators “as soon as possible,” the companies said. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said last week the company could submit data on children ages 5 to 11 by the end of this month. If the FDA spends as much time reviewing the data for that age group as it did for 12- to 15-year-olds, the shots could be available in time for Halloween.

“Depending on how long the FDA takes to review the application, whether it’s a four-week review or a six-week review, you could have a vaccine available to children as early as probably by the end of October” or early November, Scott Gottlieb, a Pfizer board member and the former head of the FDA, told CNBC on Monday.

The announcement will likely open up a new debate on the ethics of mandating the vaccination of children.


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marina
marina
1 month ago

Are the illegal aliens missing from Jan 2021 used for the clinical trials….

Richard L Scott
Richard L Scott
1 month ago

now they’re trying to kill our kids

Lisa
Lisa
1 month ago

No Experience Needed, No Boss Over ii R Your Shoulder… Say Goodbye To Your Old Job! Limited Number Of Spots Open… 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐉𝐨𝐛𝐬𝟒𝟕.𝐓𝐊

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 month ago

That’s the plan.

Marie Crawford
Marie Crawford
1 month ago

This is utterly ridiculous to make children have shots! Is the government trying to kill all Americans????

Robin Hutcheson
Robin Hutcheson
1 month ago
Reply to  Marie Crawford

Yes

Joe Bidencheats
Joe Bidencheats
1 month ago
Reply to  Marie Crawford

Yes, It will make their Heart swell up