Sunday, August 1, 2021

Pfizer seeks Covid vaccine authorization for 12-15 year olds in US – ET HealthWorld


Washington: Pfizer-BioNTech asked for authorization Friday to use their Covid-19 vaccine on 12-15 year olds in the United States.

The companies said in a statement that they plan to make similar requests of other regulatory authorities worldwide in coming days.

Their request to the Food and Drug Administration in the US comes after Phase 3 clinical trials of the Pfizer vaccine in 12-15 year olds were 100 pc effective in warding off the disease, according to the companies.

In late March they published the results of trials carried out with 2,260 adolescents in the US who the companies said showed “robust anti-body responses.”

The vaccine was “well tolerated with side effects generally consistent with those observed in participants 16 to 25 years of age,” companies said Friday.

For now, the vaccine has emergency authorization for use in people 16 and older.

Children are less likely to develop severe Covid so vaccinating them has been less of a priority than getting older people inoculated.

The BioNTech/Pfizer shot is based on novel mRNA technology and was the first Covid-19 vaccine to be approved in the West late last year.





Source link

Stay Connected

1,605FansLike
11,000FollowersFollow
342FollowersFollow
775FollowersFollow

Latest Articles

Need to create vigilance and awareness on zoonotic diseases: India’s Health Minister

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need of creating vigilance and awareness on zoonotic diseases, informed Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya while virtually inaugurating...

Covid’s second wave proves lethal for pregnant women

At SVP Hospital in Ahmedabad – one of the major Covid-19 hospitals of the city – 148 pregnant women with Covid-19 infection were admitted...

7 Tips to Keep Your Gut Healthy

This is common to say health (and illness) starts in your gut. If you have poor gut health, you’ll experience anything from wrinkled skin, to...

SII making first batch of Covovax: Poonawalla

The first batch of Covovax, a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Novavax Inc, is being manufactured at the Serum Institute of India's Pune facility, SII...

Sputnik V is safest among all Covid-19 vaccines, no deaths recorded: Buenos Aires study

A study by the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health to monitor the safety of the Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 confirmed on Thursday that...