Pfizer tests experimental vaccine on 12-year-olds
Pfizer’s experimental coronavirus vaccine is now being tested in the youngest age group yet — kids as young as 12.
The move into younger children was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and institutional review boards earlier this month, but Pfizer broke up the groups of children into older teens age 16 and 17 and young children age 12 to 15.
A team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital finished vaccinating 100 children in the younger age group last week, said Dr. Robert Frenck, who is leading the trial for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine at the hospital. Half the volunteers in this third and final phase of Pfizer’s vaccine are getting a placebo, or dummy shot.
“Now we are pausing to watch for reactions to the vaccine. We right now are in a planned pause to make sure that everything is …continued .
[Original Source: CNN]