More freedom of movement seen; US teens soon to receive Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines
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More freedom of movement seen; US teens soon to receive Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines

May 4, 2021, 10:57 AM
Heloise Diamante

Heloise Diamante

Writer

As part of plans to reopen schools later this year, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon allow the use of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for teenagers.

THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States is set to approve the use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 15 years old next week, according to The New York Times.

Pfizer-Biontech recently released the results from its trial in adolescents where the vaccine is seen to demonstrate “100-percent efficacy and robust antibody responses.”

Currently, the World Health Organization only authorizes Pfizer's vaccine for 16 years old and older while Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, are only authorized for adults.

Once the FDA makes its decision, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine advisory committee will still likely need to meet to vote on the recommendation.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is among the vaccines with the highest efficacy rates – 95 percent – among COVID-19 jabs.

Pfizer isn’t the only company seeking to lower the age limit for its vaccine. Results also are expected by the middle of this year from a US study of Moderna’s vaccine in 12 to 17-year-olds.

US President Biden was earlier quoted that K-12 schools "should probably all be open" for in-person learning by September this year. (See also: Goodbye Covid-19; Biden orders school opening by fall! )

“There's not overwhelming evidence that there's much of a transmission among these people, young people," Biden told NBC.

Im the Philipoines,vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr confirmed with the COVAX Facility that the Philippines is set to receive 2.3 million doses of the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine “not later than June.”

In February the initial delivery of 117,000 Pfizer doses was canceled reportedly for the lack of an indemnification law.

The law was then signed on February 26.

The country has received 4,040,600 doses of Sinovac, Astrazeneca, and Sputnik V vaccines. While 1,941,196 Covis-19 vaccines have been administered so far.

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