The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said,CDCDr. Rochelle Walinsky, that many children are exposed to infection with the Corona virus in schools, so it is necessary to use preventive measures, adding that the most important thing at the present time is to vaccinate children with the Corona vaccine intended for young children from 5 to 11 years of age, which is scheduled to receive Approval from the Food and Drug Administration this week, according to what was published on the “Site” website.CNN“American.
Dr Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, told Lee that the ability to vaccinate younger children would help tame the coronavirus epidemic in the United States.
“Children need the vaccination because it will be beneficial for them and will protect them, and obviously it will also add population immunity to everyone… It will be a more important step towards reaching the end of this pandemic,” Jha added.
US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said on Friday: “While 65 million Americans remain unvaccinated, the fact that vaccines are now available will likely prevent the coming winter from seeing as much transmission of corona as last winter.”
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, said:FDA) and a current Pfizer board member, said the company is ready to ship pediatric doses once approval is signed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The US Food and Drug Administration’s independent coronavirus vaccine advisory board plans to meet on Tuesday to discuss whether Pfizer’s vaccine should be licensed for younger children.
It is worth noting that Pfizer released documents about the effectiveness of the pediatric dose of the Corona vaccine, saying that the company found that the vaccine was 90.7% effective against symptomatic diseases in children aged 5 to 11 years.