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Pfizer Requests FDP an Emergency Authorization for its Kids Covid Vaccine

Pfizer announced that it has asked for emergency authorization from FDA for its corona virus vaccination for children aged between 9 and 11.Meanwhile, FDA has scheduled a meeting for thinking over request. Pfizer is expecting a green signal from the FDA for the kids’ covid-19 vaccine.

In the proposal, Pfizer has mentioned of giving one third dosage of adult covid-19 vaccine that requires it to add diluent to each injection. Different vial or syringe can also be used to administer the dose. The dose prepared for children would require special labelling and codes. It would help the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep records and track specific vaccine lots if it happens to cause any severe side effects.

According to reports, if FDA approves the Pfizer vaccine, it would protect another 28 million Americans.According to the data released by American Academy of Pediatrics about 5.9 million Americans below 18 years age have been infected with the virus. 500 younger Americans below 18 years, of which 125 were children aged between 5 and 11 died of covid. Reports also say that 1 in every 6 infected Americans of covid is younger than 18.

The Pfizer does for younger children is likely to be greatly scrutinized before the approval. Before the approval, FDA would deeply study the trials data and analyse strength whether it can produce pediatric version of the vaccine. has included study on 2,268 children.

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