Children younger than 4 will get three doses of Covid vaccines, according to Dr Fauci

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Children younger than four will get three doses of Covid vaccines, according to Dr Fauci.


ACCORDING to the Chief Medical Advisor to the US President, Dr Anthony Fauci, children younger than four will get three doses of Covid vaccines.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, January 26, the White House advisor said that the COVID-19 vaccine regime for kids younger than four years old will likely be three doses when it’s approved.
The 81-year-old, dubbed the “face of the pandemic”, announced that clinical trials were underway for the Pfizer children’s vaccine. Trials are testing the vaccine for ages six months to two years old, and ages two to four – however, the older group has not yet met standards, according to Dr Fauci.
“Dose and regimen for children 6 months to 24 months worked well, but it turned out the other group from 24 months to four years did not yet reach the level of non-inferiority, so the studies are continued,” Fauci said, referencing effectiveness standard comparison to adults.
“It looks like it will be a three-dose regimen. I don’t think we can predict when we will see it [approved],” he said — adding he cannot speak for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“We need to be patient,” he said. “That’s why the system works. The FDA is very scrupulous in their ability and in their effort to make sure that, before something gets approved for any age, and especially  with children … that they will be safe, and that they will be effective.”
The FDA are currently in the middle of a battle with the Public Health and Medical Professionals, who had sued the FDA under a Freedom of Information due to the FDA’s initial request of only releasing Pfizer’s Covid vaccine data at a “minimum” of 500 pages a month – which would have taken 75 years to be fully released.
However, a court has since ordered a rate of 55,000 pages per month meaning all information would be released to the public within about eight months.


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Matthew Roscoe

Originally from the UK, Matthew is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at editorial@euroweeklynews.com.



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