World The United States authorizes the Pfizer's Anti-Covid vaccine for 5-11 years old
The 90% effective pfizer vaccine from 5 to 11 years old
© Thomas COEX An injection of the Pfizer vaccine on September 13, 2021 in Paris The CVIZ-19 vaccine is effective at 90, 7% To prevent the symptomatic forms of the disease in children aged 5 to 11, said the company on Friday, whose application for authorization for its remedy for this age group must be examined next week in the States. -United. The laboratory provided the US medicine agency (FDA) the detailed results of its clinical trials, relating to about 2,250 children aged 5 to 11.
twenty-eight million children could be affected in the country.
The United States has authorized this Friday, October 29 the Pfizer-Biontech Covid-19 vaccine for the 5 to 11 years, paving the way for the imminent launch of a new step in the immunization campaign, which concerns 28 million children in the country.
This emergency authorization from the US Medicines Agency (FDA) has been granted after the implementation of Pfizer's clinical trial results over several thousand children.
"As a mother and doctor, I know that parents, caregivers, the faculty and the children were waiting for this authorization impatiently," greeted in a statement Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner of the FDA.
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A Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 could be authorized by early November.Pfizer also announced on Friday that the vaccine is more than 90 percent effective at protecting school-age children from serious illness or hospitalization from Covid-19, similar to the level of protection it provides in adults.
"Vaccinate young children against CIVID-19 is an additional step towards a return to normal.
Tuesday, a committee of independent experts met, and after a day of discussion,The European Agency also examines an application for authorization vaccine. According to clinical trials, the cure has demonstrated an efficiency of 90.7% to prevent the symptomatic forms of the disease in this age group.
before injections begin, expert committee of disease prevention and control centers (CDC) must meet in the early week next week. make his opinion. This federal public health agency will then publish its recommendations, ultimate stage of the process.
FDA recommendations often refer to the world. The European Medicines Agency is also reviewing a request for authorization from the Pfizer vaccine for this age group.
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The dosage of the vaccine has been adapted to 10 micrograms by injection (at number of two, administered at three weeks apart), against 30 micrograms for older groups. The bottle cap for children will be orange, and thus easily recognizable compared to the purple caps of the bottles for older groups.600 million doses already purchased by the United States
Thursday, Pfizer also announced that the US government had bought 50 million additional doses for children, which will be delivered from April 2022. In total, the States -Unis bought 600 million doses.
The coordinator of the fight against the White House Pandemic, Jeff Zients, said Wednesday that the Government was ready, immediately the authorization of the announced FDA, to "immediately send millions of doses" to the four corners of the country , "Tens of thousands of pediatricians, family physicians, children's hospitals, health centers, rural clinics and pharmacies."
Covid-19 vaccines for young kids are a big step toward a new normal
5- to 11-year-olds may soon be eligible for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. That could be a game changer for families and schools.The Food and Drug Administration last week authorized the two-dose Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech for emergency use in children between the ages of 5 and 11. The agency concluded that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks in young kids, following the findings of an advisory committee. Now advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are meeting this week to discuss guidelines for how the shots should be administered.
It will still be necessary to convince. According to a survey of the Kaiser Family Foundation at the end of September, about one-third of the parents declared that they would vaccinate their child as soon as possible, another third party they would wait before making a decision, and a quarter they would not do. vaccinate. The health authorities have made it possible to recall on Friday that children were not spared by the pandemic.
among 5 to 11 years old, more than 1.9 million cases of COVID-19 have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic in the United States, more than 8,300 hospitalizations, and a hundred death, have they emphasized .
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