New daily cases of the coronavirus continue to drop in the United States. The country awaits another crucial tool for the first vaccine for children aged between 5-11 years old in the fight against Covid-19.
Food and Drug Administration
Dr. Scott Gottlieb a Former (FDA) commissioner and Pfizer Board member, said the company is ready to start delivering the vaccines. As soon as they get the all clear from the Food and Drug Administration.The FDA’s advisory board will meet tomorrow to discuss if Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine should be authorized for younger children.
Pfizer just recently released documents on the effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccine for kids, saying the vaccine is 90.7% effective against symptomatic disease in 5-11 year olds.
Pfizer to ship out the vaccine early November
Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a recent interview with CBS.
“If Pfizer does get the authorization on Tuesday from FDA. Even before the CDC votes on this on November 2 and 3, They’ll start to ship it into the supply chain.”
He added: “It will be available for use once there’s a hopefully positive vote from CDC. So, it could be as early as November fourth or fifth. That you can go into some locations and get your child vaccinated.”
Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health Dr. Ashish Jha said recently: “Kids need to get vaccinated because it’s going to be good for them. It’s going to protect them,” Dr. Ashish. “Obviously, it’s also going to add population immunity to our broader population … It is going to be one more important step towards getting to the end of this pandemic.”
Cold Weather Seasons
US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said: We are coming into a colder season, we know respiratory viruses do tend to spread during cold weather season. But there’s something we have this winter that we didn’t have last winter and that is millions and millions of people who are vaccinated. It’s a big deal,”