Children ages 5 to 11 will receive the Pfizer Covid vaccine but at a lower dose than that used in those over 12 years of age.
Pfizer's Covid vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old will be administered in two regulated doses. Source: (Twitter @euronews) Posted TODAY on 2021/11/25 & middot; 10:50 am
After much skepticism, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the use of Pfizer's Covid vaccine in children between the ages of 5 and 11, but at a lower dose than that used in those over 12 years of age.
< p> Until now, clinical trials have shown that the side effects are very close to those experienced by children over 12 years of age: redness at the application site, chills, fatigue, and headache and muscle pain.
According to the EMA, this vaccine will be applied to minors in two doses: “There will be an interval of three weeks between the first and second injection,” the organization remarked through an official statement.
The EMA approved the application of two doses of Pfizer for children. Source: (Twitter @EMA_News)
“The benefits of the vaccine in children from 5 to 11 years old outweigh the risks, especially in those with conditions that increase the spread of Covid,” said the institution.
The EMA also assured that the efficacy of the vaccine in children is total and aims to increase vaccination in this age group in the United States and the European Union where Covid infections increase considerably. Russia, for its part, also approved its vaccine & nbsp; for young people aged 12 to 17 years.
Advances of Pfizer's Covid vaccine in children
In its statement, the EMA detailed that They have tested the vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 in more than 4,700 young people. “The studies have been carried out in Spain, the United States, Finland and Poland,” continued the European agency.
The vaccine for children is 90.7% effective against Covid. Source: (Twitter @cnet)
For example, in the United States, Pfizer's Covid vaccine for children was 90.7% effective against preventing the virus. The objective of the campaign is to normalize the individual protection of children to generate greater psycho-emotional well-being and, obviously, continue to protect the entire population against the pandemic.