While vaccines around the world are being given to adults to contain the spread of COVID-19, Moderna is not the only one vaccinating children. Pfizer has also created a vaccine for children ages 12-15 years old, which is proving to be 100% effective.
Pfizer started the third trial back in late July 2020, testing the vaccine on children. According to Pfizer’s website, they have reported in March 2021, all children given the dose has been recorded as healthy. Even after been given the shot.
Dr. Susanna Naggie let her 9-year old twin daughters, Alejandra and Marisol Gerardo, participate in the trial, which appears to be a success.
According to ABC 11 News, Dr. Naggie stated,
“For any person enrolling in a study, and in this case as a parent asking your children to do that, you have to acknowledge that you’re assuming some risk.”
Pfizer has already vaccinated 2,260 children, which no child showed any signs of COVID-19. They are now testing for ages 5-11 years old. This trial is waiting to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
However, Dr. Ashish Jha, an American general internist physician, views on the vaccine differ from Pfizer.
“These vaccines are not going to be one hundred percent, they’re ninety-five percent effective,” said Dr. Jha
He mentioned, although a hundred million people get vaccinated, they’re still going to be hundreds, if not thousands of people who get affected over time, which is not unexpected. People will still need to be monitored on sickness and being admitted into the hospital as vaccines continue to be distributed.
You can visit the Vaccine Development Program for more updates and related testimonials about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at https://www.pfizer.com/science/coronavirus/vaccine/rapid-progress.