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Request made for EUA of the COVID Vaccine for 6 month to 4 yr old children

On Feb 15th there will be a meeting to discuss the request for Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine for children 6 month to 4 years.

AAP has helpful information from our most trusted pediatric organization.

This information was copied from the Pfizer Website:

  • With pediatric COVID-19 cases surpassing 10 million and at the request of the FDA, the companies have submitted available data on the safety and efficacy of two 3 µg doses as part of a three-dose primary series for this age group to address the urgent public health need

  • Companies plan to submit additional data on a third 3 µg dose in this age group in the coming months

  • If authorization is granted, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine would be the first COVID-19 vaccine available for pediatric populations under 5 years of age

Over the past 2 years, over 11 million children have tested positive for COVID-19 per the American Academy of Pediatrics with over 3.5 million cases reported during the month of January. This report also shares that children made up 22.8% of the total reported weekly cases for the week ending January 27.

Thus, it makes sense that many of our parents are waiting to hear from us about the possibility of vaccination for the youngest members of their families.

We will provide an update here as soon as we have one but in the interim, know that there are many organizations working to ensure the SAFETY and efficacy of this vaccine. As stated by Dr. Janet Woodstock, FDA Commissioner:

"Having a safe and effective vaccine available for children in this age group is a priority for the agency and we're committed to a timely review of the data, which the agency asked Pfizer to submit in light of the recent Omicron surge. Furthermore, children are not small adults. Because they're still growing and developing, it's critical that these vaccines are evaluated in well-designed and well-conducted clinical trials," said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. "In the meantime, the best way to protect children, including when they are at school or daycare, is to practice social distancing and masking in accordance with public health recommendations, and for their family members and caretakers to get vaccinated or receive a booster dose when eligible." - FDA link

For those who want to hear/read more about the 2 dose vs 3 dose series/schedule and the data, you will have to wait a few more weeks. However, these are two links will give you a little more information

AAP (February 1 2022)

AAP (December 17 2021) CNN Article


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