pfizer applies for EUA for little children

February 1, 2022
Pfizer applies for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine for little children.

I have been waiting and waiting and waiting.

Mother and family medicine physician Dr. Nimmi Rajagopal, Cook County Health (oversees public hospitals in the Chicago area), on Pfizer appealing for Emergency Use Authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine for use in young children.
  • The two-dose vaccine would be for children ages 6 months – under 5 years.
  • Each shot would have one-tenth the vaccine dose of an adult dose (which is for those 12 and older).
  • Pfizer recently warned the smaller dose wasn't producing the type of immune response they had hoped for, but the FDA wanted Pfizer to begin the application process due to rising infections in this age group.
  • So far, only 20% of eligible children ages 5-11 have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Why It Matters: If Pfizer receives this EUA, a COVID-19 vaccine would be available for nearly every age group in America.

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