I know I say this all the time but seriously, I was just talking about this. My daughter and I were discussing on Tuesday how she was the only one in our family who would not be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine after April 15 since my son just turned 16. She asked me what was she supposed to do. I was a stumped. We settled on the rest of us providing herd immunity and her age bracket having better odds of not getting sick. Cut to Captain Pfizer flying in with her silver cape to save the day! Pfizer-BioNTech released a statement yesterday that they are seeking Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for their vaccine that has shown a 100% efficacy rate in adolescents 12-15 years old. If approved, they hope to begin vaccination before the start of the next school year.
Children as young as 12 years old may soon be eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after the company said that it completely prevented COVID-19 illness in a clinical trial.
On Wednesday, Pfizer announced in a press release that their Phase 3 trials in adolescents aged 12 to 15 “demonstrated 100% efficacy and robust antibody responses,” …read more