US Health Director Janet Woodcock said that expanding the number of qualified people “is an important step in the fight against the pandemic.”
Mexico City (apro) -12 to 15-year-old teenagers can already use the vaccine against covid-19 developed by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. This vaccine is the abbreviation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ) Agreed.
US Department of Health Commissioner Janet Woodcock (Janet Woodcock) said that expanding the number of qualified people “is an important step in the fight against the pandemic.”
Today’s actions have protected young people from covid-19, brought us closer to returning to normalcy and ending the pandemic. Parents and guardians can rest assured that the agency has conducted a rigorous and comprehensive review of all available information, just like all our emergency inspections of the covid-19 vaccine. “
The FDA said in a statement that from March 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, only people between the ages of 11 and 17 have reported approximately 1.5 million cases of covid-19 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the U.S.
He went on to say that children and adolescents usually have a milder course of COVID-19 compared to adults.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against covid-19 will be administered in this age group in two consecutive doses, three weeks apart, with the same dose and dosing schedule for people over 16 years of age.
According to regulatory agencies, Pfizer’s BioNTech vaccine meets legal standards, and its benefits to people 12 years of age and older exceed the known and potential risks, and support its use in this population.
Dr. Peter Marks, Director of the FDA’s Center for Biological Evaluation, said: “Providing licensed vaccines to the younger generation is a critical step in continuing to reduce the huge public health burden caused by the covid-19 pandemic.
BioNTech and Pfizer Laboratories announced at the end of March that their coronavirus vaccine has shown 100% efficacy in young people aged 12 to 15 and they are confident that they will start vaccination before the start of the next school year. The United States starts at the end of August.