There’s some good news about the covid 19 vaccines that’s just been released. Check it out below.
Even though vaccines have been surrounded by all kinds of controversies due to their potential side effects, experts concluded that they are definitely effective methods to stop the pandemic.
FDA could authorize vaccines for young children
It’s been just reported that the FDA could soon authorize a Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for young children, according to what experts said.
“It is conceivable that by Halloween, we could see shots going into arms, but it’s going to take a number of weeks for that process to work its way through,” Dr. James Hildreth, a vaccine adviser to the FDA, told CNN’s Don Lemon Monday.
More kids are hit by the covid 19 disease
The same article notes that the process is taking place as the second-highest total of new cases in children was reported last week, and cases among that group continue to rise exponentially.
This is according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics published just the other day.
Such an expansion of vaccine access would be essential both for protecting children and for ending the hold the virus has on the US for everyone. At least, this is what the dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Peter Hotez believes.
“Ultimately, if we’re serious about halting this epidemic in the United States, we need 85-90% of the US population vaccinated,” Hotez said.
He continued and said the following as reported by the very same article.
“That means all of the adults, all of the adolescents and large numbers of young kids.”
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