A study of more than 2,000 children concluded that it is safe for adults to use the same dose
On Wednesday, advisers from the U.S. health regulatory agency supported the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in children 12 years and older.
In some parts of the United States, millions of high school students have begun to provide vaccines. On Wednesday, rows of children rolled up their sleeves in suburban Atlanta and started their first dose of vaccine.
However, most parts of the United States are waiting for recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to use Pfizer vaccines in children between 12 and 15 years of age. The CDC is expected to accept the advice of its consultants.
Meredith Rogers, a 14-year-old student in Decatur, Georgia, said after receiving the vaccination: “To be honest, it’s like a flu shot.”
Her mother, Michelle Rogers, said she hopes that vaccinating her child will help return to normal.
“Some worry, but do you know? This is a step towards returning to normal life, so all of us participated,” Mrs. Rogers said with a triumphant fist.
This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Pfizer and BioNTech to use the vaccine urgently. A study of more than 2,000 children aged 12 to 15 concluded that the same dose of the drug is safe for adults and provides strong protection for children.
An unresolved question is whether the COVID-19 vaccine can be vaccinated during the same doctor visit that received other vaccines. This is particularly urgent for children aged 12-15 who miss regular shooting due to the pandemic, but it is also important for adults.
So far, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends not to vaccinate other vaccines within two weeks after a certain dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, mainly for prevention, so that the monitor can detect unexpected side effects. But on Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that they are changing their recommendations because the vaccine used for COVID-19 has been proven safe and health workers can decide whether to provide another vaccine that is needed at the same time.