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Kids could get COVID-19 vaccine before start of new school year

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Pfizer and BioNTech plan to submit data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to show their COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in children between the ages of 12-15.

Experts believe this could be approved by the FDA in a few weeks to a few months because the vaccine is already authorized for teens 16 and older.

According to Doctor Stephanie Stovall with Lee Health, who has a background in pediatric infectious diseases, there is little immunological difference between a 16-year old and a 12-year old.

The goal, experts predict, would be to offer the vaccine to younger teens by Fall at the start of the new school year.

“Kids who do get sick with Covid, we know what it does to keep kids out of school,” explained Dr. Stovall. “We know that kids have more problems with mental health. We know that they have more problems with academic success. We know that socially, they suffer when they can’t be in school. Any group that we can get protected is another foothold that this virus won’t have.”

According to the company, during the phase 3 trial, using 2,260 participants between the ages of 12 to 15, the vaccine caused “strong antibody responses” one month after the second dose.

Pfizer said this exceeded the antibodies found in people between the ages of 16 to 25 in previous trials.

The post Kids could get COVID-19 vaccine before start of new school year appeared first on NBC2 News.

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