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Pfizer begins Covid vaccine trial in young children

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Kristine Garrett | 27 March, 2021, 02:32

Meanwhile, the State Medical Board also urged that the public should receive the COVID vaccine as part of strengthening the preventive measures in view of the spike in cases.

"Together with our partner BioNTech, we have announced a global study to further evaluate our COVID-19 vaccine in healthy children ages 6 months to 11 years", Pfizer CEO and Chairman Albert Bourla said in a tweet.

'The prevailing question is, when these people get infected, how often is that, and if they are asymptomatic, how much virus in their nose and how often do they transmit the virus?

All the students will keep an electronic diary, swab their noses daily and provide occasional blood samples. Central, state government hospitals, selected private hospitals and public buildings have been converted to vaccination centres.

Governor Tim Walz on Friday is expected to expand vaccine eligibility to all Minnesotans 16 and older next week following a promised increase in weekly doses from the federal government early next month.

The reason that the CDC remains so conservative in the freedoms it recommends as safe for fully vaccinated people is that last year's massive vaccine trials simply weren't created to answer key questions about asymptomatic infection and transmission.

In response, they are launching Rapid Response Vaccination Teams to five counties - Carroll, Ogle, Boone, Lee and Whiteside - and expanding vaccine eligibility where demand appears to have waned.

That's typical for the types of vaccine trials that led to emergency use authorization for Moderna's, Johnson & Johnson's shots, and helped move the approval process more quickly.

But even as vaccinations increase, Walensky said it's still too soon for people to stop wearing masks or socializing indoors unless it's within the CDC guidelines for people who are fully vaccinated.

Pfizer joins Moderna and AstraZeneca in testing their vaccines in younger children, while Johnson & Johnson has plans to follow.

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