COVID: Pfizer To Start Child Testing Of Vaccine
PFIZER SAYS IT IS PLANNING START TESTING ITS COVID-19 VACCINE IN CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS 12
(CNN) – Drugmaker Pfizer is planning to start testing its experimental coronavirus vaccine on children as young as 12.
The researcher leading the drug trial says parents have already expressed interest in enrolling their kids.
It will be the first coronavirus vaccine trial to include children in the U.S.
The vaccine research center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital says teenagers aged 16 and 17 will get the vaccine this week.
The center says kids between the ages of 12 to 15 will be enrolled in the trial later.
While the death rate from coronavirus is lower among children; they can still develop serious symptoms.
Children can also spread the virus to more vulnerable people.