The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has finally authorized Pfizer to launch its corona vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. The permit was issued after the center’s advisory committee unanimously recommended that the Pfizer vaccine be given to children.
By licensing the Pfizer vaccine for children it is expected That injections begin immediately throughout the United States. Many American parents have been waiting for this news for a long time so that they can finally return their children to educational, sports and other face-to-face classes.
The Pfizer vaccine is given to children in smaller doses. These doses will be one-third the injection dose for adolescents and adults. “Many children lost their parents during the epidemic, and it is very sad,” said Dr. Camille Cotton, a member of the CDC’s advisory committee before the vote on the permit. “As an infectious disease specialist and a mother who has vaccinated both her children, I fully endorse and support the vaccination of this age group.”
Dr. Rachel Valensky, director of the CDC, said before the advisory committee vote that children were less likely to develop acute forms of coronary heart disease, but that a small proportion were affected. At least 2,316 children ages 5 to 11 have Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C), a rare but dangerous complication of Covid-19 disease.
At least 1.9 million people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in this age group so far, of which 8,300 have been hospitalized and at least 94 have died, Dr. Matthew Daily, a CDC adviser, told the committee. “The likelihood of developing severe coronary artery disease, the need for hospitalization, or chronic multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children remains low, but the risk is still very high and devastating,” Valensky added.
According to the White House program, children between the ages of 5 and 11 will receive the Pfizer vaccine from November 8th.