FDA Recommends Pfizer Vaccine for Children 5 to11


FDA Panel Recommends Pfizer Vaccine for Children 5 to 11

by Corryn Wetzel/Smithsonianmag.com

A panel of independent advisers to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended yesterday that regulators authorize a lower-dose version of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds. The announcement brings about 28 million children closer to being vaccinated against Covid-19, a move many parents and public health officials have been eagerly awaiting.

The FDA panel reviewed Pfizer’s study of 1,518 children who received two doses of the 10-microgram vaccine and found the vaccine was around 91 percent effective in preventing symptomatic Covid-19 infections in young kids, according to Matthew Herper and Helen Branswell for STAT. The Pfizer vaccine for young children contains one-third the dose of an adult shot and would be given 21 days or more after their first shot. The company’s lower-dose vaccine prompts a strong immune response while minimizing side effects, according to Pfizer.

“We don’t want children to be dying from Covid, even if it is far fewer children than adults, and we don’t want them in the ICU,” said Amanda Cohn, a panel member and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccine official, during yesterday’s virtual committee hearing. She noted that Covid-19 is “the eighth-highest killer of kids in this age group over the past year.”

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

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  1. The poison is the virus. We are going to hear more and more about long covid, and how it lingers like a hard winter in the body. Aside from the dead, we are going to have walking wounded who do not heal for over a year. Based on my personal experience , it would be insane to subject children to the virus without a vaccine. It is a bizarre bug and my money is on longer and longer times being associated with dormancy moving to active symptoms. “Long haul” , is the term that is most accurate. Rules and requirements are not new. What is new, is the virus, and the level of brainwashing that is equally stubborn to remove. Learn to discern.

    • My older Brother had polio. From 2 yrs. old I lived with him for 14 yrs before he got married and moved out. Never wore a mask or washed hands every 2 seconds, like some do. Never was told to stay away from him. If the shots are not poison, why are many dying from it? I am no ones lab rat. I will not take this shot.

    • I’m curious to know what planet you were living on in the 1950s. Here on the planet Earth, the polio vaccine was given to nearly every child in the USA and Canada. It saved many 10s of thousands of lives. By 1979 polio had been all but eradicated in the USA.

    • Here we go with polio again. Salk and most Government medical agencies acknowledged that the virus was on the wane by the time a safe vaccine was administered in large numbers. Now, how did that happen? I believe that Salk was still on this planet at the time.

    • ferdinand, Polio virus was not on the wane when Salk developed his vaccine, which by the way he gave to the world for free. Polio was a killer and crippler and was never going to fade away.

    • “Salk and most Government medical agencies acknowledged that the virus was on the wane by the time a safe vaccine was administered in large numbers.” And this is true because you say it is. This from the CDC…

      “Polio was once one of the most feared diseases in the U.S. In the early 1950s, before polio vaccines were available, polio outbreaks caused more than 15,000 cases of paralysis each year. Following introduction of vaccines—specifically, trivalent inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) in 1955 and trivalent oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) in 1963—the number of polio cases fell rapidly to less than 100 in the 1960s and fewer than 10 in the 1970s. By 1979 polio had been irradiated in the USA.”

    • I could write the fully documented history of the Salk and Sabin polio vaccine shots, but others have already done that. Interesting reading when you get the opportunity.