Children under the age of 12 may be vaccinated before the winter, according to Covid’s vaccine director.
A DOCTOR has stated that a Covid vaccine for children from five to eleven years old should be available by the winter.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Pfizer’s CEO, said on Monday that he expects drug authorities to approve the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use in children aged five to eleven, with studies starting in September. This news came on the same day that New Zealand’s health minister said that a lady died after receiving the Pfizer vaccination. Is it, therefore, truly safe?
Vaccines for youngsters might be given in the “late fall, early winter,” according to Dr. Gottlieb, who oversaw the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2017 to 2019 under Trump.
“I think there could be more pressure to try to achieve an early authorization for a vaccine if we continue to see these accelerated rates of illnesses in youngsters, particularly as the delta variant moves to the Northeast,” he said on CNBC.
However, Dr. Gottlieb’s prediction that the review process will take only four to six weeks is a “optimal scenario.”
It is critical that everything else in the process goes according to plan, with minimal delays.
“It’s possible it may be delayed,” the doctor concedes, “if the drug regulator decides it requires a three-to-six month median follow-up of the youngsters in the clinical trials.”
“This would provide a longer-term perspective on how they function over time.”
Clinical trials are critical for this age group because the Pfizer vaccine is only licensed in two doses for children aged 16 and higher.
It is available on an emergency basis to children aged 12 to 15.
As a result, the Pfizer vaccine for children aged five to eleven will be the first to be given to youngsters so young.
A recent study in the United Kingdom anticipated that expanding the Covid vaccine to all adults over the age of 12 would save thousands of lives.
Although the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) is not likely to make a wider judgment for at least another week, data show that hospitalizations and deaths would be reduced by 16 percent and 15 percent, respectively.
“Most of this advantage from vaccinating children is a benefit that society as a whole receives,” Dr David Strain of Exeter Medical School told the Mirror.
The current guideline prohibits anyone under the age of 16 from receiving a jab. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”