Pfizer appeals for EUA for kids

October 7, 2021
Pfizer appeals for EUA for kids

We do want to make sure that it is absolutely safe for them.

Britni Prybol, who enrolled her 8-year-old son in a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine study; Pfizer filed for vaccine emergency use authorization from the FDA for children ages 5 – 11.
  • The FDA has a meeting planned at the end of October to examine this EUA request.
  • The vaccine dose tested in 2200 + children is one-third of the dose given to adults.
  • Important Note: "The study isn’t large enough to detect any extremely rare side effects, such as the heart inflammation that sometimes occurs after the second dose of the regular-strength vaccine, mostly in young men." (AP)
  • Why It Matters: This would be the first COVID-19 vaccine granted emergency use for those under the age of 12.

Pfizer asks US to allow COVID shots for kids ages 5 to 11

by Jenna Lee,