Drugmakers Pfizer And BioNTech — Vaccine Safe For Underage Children

Drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech have announced that their two-dose COVID-19 vaccine is safe and shows a robust antibody response in children ages five to 11.

The vaccine makers conducted a study in which about 2,270 children in that age group were administered one-third of the adult dose, or 10 micrograms given three weeks apart. 

The companies said the shots were well tolerated and produced an immune response and side effects comparable to those seen in a study of people ages 16 to 25.

However, there are not yet enough cases on which to report efficacy. 

The companies plan to submit its findings to the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization soon.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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