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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

Pfizer says kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine are safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing infections in elementary school children.

10/22/2021 2:57:00 PM

Pfizer says kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine are safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing infections in elementary school children.

Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday as the U.S. considers opening vaccinations to that age group.

Details of Pfizer’s study were posted online. The Food and Drug Administration was expected to post its independent review of the company’s safety and effectiveness data later in the day.Advisers to the FDA will publicly debate the evidence next week. If the agency ultimately authorizes the shots, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will make the final decision on who should receive them.

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Full-strength Pfizer shots already are authorized for anyone 12 or older, but pediatricians and many parents are anxiously awaiting protection for younger children to stem rising infections from the extra-contagious delta variant and help keep kids in school.

More than 25,000 pediatricians and primary care providers already have signed up to get the shots into little arms.The Biden administration has purchased enough kid-size doses — in special orange-capped vials to distinguish them from adult vaccine — for the nation’s roughly 28 million 5- to 11-year-olds. If the vaccine is cleared, millions of doses will be promptly shipped around the country, along with kid-size needles.

A Pfizer study tracked 2,268 kids in that age group who got two shots three weeks apart of either a placebo or the low-dose vaccine. Each dose was one-third the amount given to teens and adults.Researchers calculated the low-dose vaccine was nearly 91% effective, based on 16 COVID-19 cases in youngsters given dummy shots versus three cases among vaccinated children. There were no severe illnesses reported among any of the youngsters, but the vaccinated ones had much milder symptoms than their unvaccinated counterparts.

In addition, young children given the low-dose shots developed coronavirus-fighting antibody levels just as strong as teens and young adults who got regular-strength vaccinations.That’s important information considering that hospitalizations of mostly unvaccinated children reached record levels last month.

The CDC reported earlier this week that even as the delta mutant surged between June and September, Pfizer vaccinations were 93% effective at preventing hospitalizations among 12- to 18-year-olds.Pfizer’s study of younger kids found the low-dose shots proved safe, with similar or fewer temporary side effects such as sore arms, fever or achiness that teens experience.

The study isn’t large enough to detect any extremely rare side effects, such as the heart inflammation that occasionally occurs after the second dose, mostly in young men.While children run a lower risk of severe illness or death than older people, COVID-19 has killed more than 630 Americans 18 and under, according to the CDC. Nearly 6.2 million children have been infected with the coronavirus, more than 1.1 million in the last six weeks as the delta mutant surged, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

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Moderna also is studying its COVID-19 shots in elementary school-age youngsters. Pfizer and Moderna are studying even younger children as well, down to 6-month-olds. Results are expected later in the year.___The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.

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rammetje_b Then it’s fine. Pfizer is been very honest about their products. rammetje_b Pfizer says. Wij van WC Eend zeggen dat ook.. They waste time figuring out a drug for kids who aren’t getting sick by a virus that you can’t kill and that 99% of ppl survive? Wow what a waste of time and resources . Meanwhile there are 10 things or more killing kids at a higher and faster rate. Crickets

MMarchioneAP Child abuse. Given worldwide impact of COVID, one would think the NIH admission of funding Gain of Function experiments in Wuhan would be all over the news, not buried on page 10. Obfuscation and cognitive dissonance help divert people's attention from a big problem. Murderers! They are going for the kids I already see disaster coming

JeremyWGR They also said that Moderna had a 95% efficacy rate... I'm pretty sure that 75% of people don't believe a word they say anymore. Didn’t we hear similar claims about adults? Read the line again. It is 91% effective which means they're going to put a shot in your child, and a few weeks tell you they need a booster, and a few more weeks tell you they need another booster. Iran did a study phizer booster was good for 12 days.

Yet we all know Pfizer has lied many times in the past. Will AP do a story? Of course not. You won't bite the hand that feeds you. You just let people die for profits. More deaths in 2021 versus 2020 (no vaccines) but you continue to ignore it. Enemy of the people!

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kidsPfizer says kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine are safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children LOL. Only .1-2.0% of children who have caught covid have had to been hospitalized

Pfizer says... lmao clown world. No thanks kids are doing just fine with Covid Pfizer is a habitual criminal offender 'too big to nail' according to CNN and the FBI NOTE TO MORONS: Pfizer and Moderna told us their efficacy rates last time too. 91% is not 100%. You've NOT been lied to when you learn that 9% of vaccinated kids still get infected!! It's basic arithmetic.

Are safe, gtfoh If I was a parent I'd be taking my kids out of public school teaching them at home anyway. I wouldn't allow the school or the school system to control what happens to my child..And there heath.. AP…. brought to you by Pfizer. Based on a study of 2000 kids for three months. Where are these two thousand kids?

There has been only 615 deaths ‘attributed’ to Covid for kids 18 years and under since January 2020 with majority having severe underlying health issues. So why should a healthy kid take the vax? Oh that’s right big pharma $…I’m not anti-vax but people need to realize all bout $ Yeah and even after having a virus preventing vaccine you still have to wear a mask that's my curiosity if this is the magical cure and it's going to fix everything why do you still have to wear a mask. And why are vaxed people dying? Be killing kids. no media coverage no truth.

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kidsKid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday as the U.S. considers opening vaccinations to that age group. The shots could begin in early November — with the first children in line fully protected by Christmas — if regulators give the go-ahead. Details of Pfizer's study were posted online.

'I say that I agree 100% with my own tweets' Oh. Only 91%. Wow. That’s…….wow Mac Donald says its burgers are good for your health !

Pfizer, BioNTech report high efficacy of COVID-19 booster shot in studyPfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE on Thursday said data from a Phase III trial demonstrated high efficacy of a booster dose of their COVID-19 vaccine against the virus, including the Delta variant. I'm afraid, too high efficacy makes the virus turn into mutant form and danger for people who uses average or lower efficacy. Or people who don't get vaccinated It's the same 👾!

Pfizer Says Its Booster Shot Shows 95.6% Efficacy Against Covid-19I am a London-based reporter for Forbes covering breaking news. Previously, I have worked as a reporter for a specialist legal publication covering big data and as a freelance journalist and policy analyst covering science, tech and health. I have a master’s degree in Biological Natural Sciences and a master’s degree in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge. Follow me on Twitter theroberthart or email me at No one believes this I thought the original vaccine was “95% effective against Covid 19.” Let’s stop throwing stupid numbers around, maybe then people will stop dismissing a beneficial treatment. Let them show how that is calculated. Actually quite mind blowing. Once you see it..

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