This is some good news especially for parents like myself that have been waiting for it!
Pfizer announced they will be applying for COVID-19 Vaccine Use in Children as Young as 5 Years Old in “Next Few Weeks” and that is HUGE!
As new variants of COVID-19 have emerged, my main concern has been when will I be able to vaccinate my kids? All 3 of my kids are too young to receive the current vaccine approved for children 12 and up.
Thankfully, Pfizer plans to seek approval for its use among children as young as 5 years old “in the next few weeks,” the founders of vaccine maker BioNTech said in an interview published Friday.
“Things are looking good, everything is going according to plan,” BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin told German newsweekly Der Spiegel. He noted that the raw data – specifically regarding the results of its trial in children between 5 and 11 years old – is currently being prepared for regulatory filing. BioNTech Chief Medical Officer Özlem Tureci said they are working to produce smaller doses of the vaccine in preparation for approval by authorities.
What about kids younger than 5 years old?
Pfizer says they have plans to seek approval for the vaccine in children between 6 months and 2 years old later this year.
This is such great news for parents that have been worried about their children being around anyone that isn’t vaccinated or really, anyone that could potentially get them sick.
I’ve been homeschooling my kids since March 2020 and I cannot wait to get them back into schools and a somewhat normal routine. I truly believe being vaccinated is that first step.
So, hang in there parents, the vaccine for our younger children is coming!!