MillionsThe eligibility criteria for this award is now open to elementary-aged children all over the country. Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
U.S. CentersFor Disease Control Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle WalenskyOn TuesdayThe final approval was given for children aged 5-11 years old, and the distribution of shots began later that day at pediatricians’ offices and pharmacies, schools, hospitals, schools, clinics and hospitals.
WalgreensPlanned to start children’s vaccinations on SaturdayParents can sign up online, or by calling 1-800-222-8483.WalgreensThe CVS also accepted appointments at certain pharmacies to receive vaccinations beginning on Sunday.
“Together, with science leading the charge, we have taken another important step forward in our nation’s fight against the virus that causes COVID-19,” WalenskyStatement.WeWe know that millions of parents want their children to be vaccinated. With this in mind, we have now recommended that approximately 28 million children get a COVID-19 vaccination. As a mom, I encourage parents with questions to talk to their pediatrician, school nurse or local pharmacist to learn more about the vaccine and the importance of getting their children vaccinated.”
TheAfter a meeting of a special federal advisory panel, the endorsement vote was taken.
President BidenThe decision was praised by the nation, who called it a “major breakthrough in the fight against the virus.”
“TodayWe have reached a turning moment in our fight against COVID-19: authorisation of a safe, efficacious vaccine for children aged 5 to 11,” the president said in a statement.ItParents can stop worrying for their kids for months, and help to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to other children.
LastThe U.S. Food Drug Administration(FDA) approved emergency use of kid doses. These doses are approximately one-third of those given to adolescents or adults. TheA vaccine has been approved for use as an emergency treatment in children aged 12-15.
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Tuesday’sThis means that up to 28 million more children could become eligible for vaccinations in the next week.
Only PfizerThe /BioNTech vaccines for adolescents are currently available. Moderna Johnson & Johnson JanssenVaccines are still being developed.
AtThe end of OctoberFDA validated the FDA’s results PfizerIt was found that the two-dose shot was almost 91% effective in preventing symptoms from developing in children under five years old.
OverThe weekend, BidenAdministration began packing and shipping millions of vaccine doses for children younger than 5 years old.
“WeWe are not waiting for the operations and logistics to happen.” White House coronavirus coordinator Jeff ZientsPreviously mentioned Tuesday, assuring that administration is “in excellent shape on supply”.
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ZientsAccording to the FDA, the administration had already begun preparations after receiving authorization. WorkersAt PfizerThe distribution centers began to pack and prepare 15 million doses.
“MoreHe said that the doses would be packed, shipped, and delivered.MoreAs we increase our production, more vaccine will be available.”
PfizerAccording to the company, it anticipates making 19,000 shipments or approximately 11,000,000 doses in the coming days. MillionsMore will be made available for purchase on a weekly basis.
WalenskyIt was also stressed that Pfizer/BioNTech clinical trials of the vaccine for children have found it to be highly effective in preventing serious disease with no severe side effects – though children are less likely to suffer severe COVID-19 infections.
WithThe Delta variant National InstituteThis is Allergy Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony FauciAccording to the study, children can get infected and transmit the virus “just as easily as adults.”
SinceThe pandemic started with at least 94 deaths from COVID-19 in children, over 8,300 hospitalizations, and over 5,000 people suffering from a severe inflammatory condition due to COVID-19. Black LatinoChildren and people with chronic conditions are equally affected.
“ThereChildren in second grade have never had a normal school year.” Walensky said. “PediatricAll that can be changed with vaccination
The Associated PressThis report was contributed by you.
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