Monday, May 10, U.S. Food and Drug Administration United States (FDA), Disclosure that Pfizer’s 12-15 year old minors have been authorized to use Pfizer’s COVID vaccine urgently.
What did the US authorities reveal?
The FDA reported in a statement that it has authorized Pfizer to use the coronavirus vaccine for children aged 12 to 15. With it, it became the first COVID drug in the United States for adolescents of this age. Yes, let us remember that Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been approved for use in people 18 years and older.
Previously, the neighboring countries’ Food and Drug Administration reviewed the data provided by Pfizer.According to the information from CNN, The pharmaceutical company pointed out at the end of March that a clinical trial for 2,260 minors aged 12 to 15 confirmed that the drug is 100% effective and well tolerated.
Since then, the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Agents Advisory Committee has not met to vote on emergency use authorization. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immunization Practice Advisory Committee plans to meet this Wednesday to recommend whether the vaccine should be recommended for this age group.. Thereafter, the director of these organizations, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, will decide whether to recommend the use of the vaccine in this new age group.
When does Pfizer vaccine start to be given to minors?
First of all, it should be pointed out that before the CDC makes recommendations for use, it is not expected that vaccination of children between 12 and 15 years old will begin.. On the other hand, the Joe Biden government has informed them that it will provide immunizations for teenagers through the federal pharmacy, pediatrician and family doctor program.
With the authorization for emergency use of Pfizer vaccines among minors, another 5% of the U.S. population can be vaccinated, which represents nearly 17 million residents.. Again, this means that 85% of the country’s population is eligible for the COVID vaccine.
-American FDA in Spanish (@FDAenEspanol) May 10, 2021
*Information from CNN