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CLINICAL trial results of Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine showed their two-dose jab is 100 percent effective in children.
The clinical trial results is the first time a vaccine manufacturer has released promising results of the jab in children under the age of 16.
Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid vaccine showed their two-dose jab is 100 percent effective in children under the age of 16Credit: AFP
Is the coronavirus vaccine effective in children?
According to clinical trail results, Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine showed its efficacy is 100 percent and is well tolerated in youths ages 12 to 15-years-old.
Pfizer/BioNTech plan to submit the date to the US Food and Drug Administration as soon as possible for expanded emergency use authorization of the two-dose jab.
According to the study, in a Phase 3 trail of 2,260 participants ages 12 to 15 in the US, the vaccine “elicited strong antibody responses one month after the second dose”.
The vaccine “exceeded those demonstrations in people 16 to 25 in previous trials,” Pfizer reported.
Accoridng to Pfizer, vaccine ‘elicited strong antibody responses one month after the second dose’Credit: York University
In the US, the vaccine is only authorized for emergency use in people 16 and older.
The vaccine manufacturer added that the side effects seen in the young teens were similar to those seen among 16 to 25-years-old.
Common side effects include pain at the injection site, fatigue and fever.
Have other vaccine manufacturers launched testing in children?
Other vaccine manufacturers have also been moving forward with clinical trails on their jabs effectiveness on children.
Moderna announced in March that it would enroll 6,750 children ages six months to 12-years-old in a clinical trial.
Johnson & Johnson also has said it intends to develop trials for children.
Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s vaccines have been granted emergency use authorization by the FDA for those ages 18 and older.
The vaccine is only authorized for emergency use in people 16 and older in the USCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Which vaccines are currently being administered in the US?
There are currently three vaccines being administered in the US:
- Johnson & Johnson
How can I book a Covid vaccine appointment?
The vaccine rollout has been accelerating across the US ever since President Joe Biden directed states make every adult eligible for the jab by May 1.
However, vaccine eligibility vary for each state.
There are currently three vaccines being administered in the US: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & JohnsonCredit: AFP
Folks can also visit CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens’ websites to book an appointment to receive the jab, however, locations may vary.
You can check out our article to find out if you’re eligible to receive the vaccine in each of the 50 states.