Pfizer says COVID vaccine 73% efficient in kids below 5

Pfizer and BioNTech introduced on Tuesday that new information confirmed their COVID-19 vaccine to be 73.2% efficient towards the virus in kids aged 6 months to 4 years outdated.

Why it issues: Coming two months after pictures for kids below 5 have been permitted, the outcomes again up earlier information that confirmed the Pfizer shot to be secure and efficient for that age group.

The massive image: Youngsters within the research obtained a 3 dose routine of both the vaccine or a placebo. The outcomes confirmed that 13 kids who obtained the vaccine had COVID-19 every week after their final dose, in comparison with 21 kids who examined constructive after receiving their final placebo shot, per the press launch.

  • Many of the constructive circumstances have been identified between March and June and attributable to the Omicron BA.2 subvariant, which was dominant on the time. The BA.5 subvariant has since develop into the nation’s dominant pressure.
  • Pfizer stated that it’s engaged on a vaccine for kids 6 months to 11 years outdated that targets the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron strains.

What they’re saying: “We’re happy to share confirmatory proof {that a} full course of vaccination helps shield towards symptomatic illness, notably throughout a time when the Omicron BA.2 pressure was predominant,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla stated within the press launch.

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