FDA gives green signal for COVID-19 vaccines young children under the age of 5 years and as young as 6 months are going to get their Covid-19 Vaccine shots. FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) members collectively agreed on the decision that vaccines from Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) and Pfizer Inc (PFE.N)/BioNTech SE (22UAy.DE) can be used for even the youngest American children by answering yes to the question, “Based on the totality of scientific evidence available, do the benefits of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine when administered as a 2-dose series (25 micrograms each dose) outweigh its risks for use in infants and children 6 months through 5 years of age?” Moreover they replied in the affirmative to this as well-, “Based on the totality of scientific evidence available, do the benefits of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine when administered as a 3-dose series (3 micrograms each dose) outweigh its risks for use in infants and children 6 months through 4 years of age?”
Why is Vaccines for Young Children is Necessary?
Vaccines for Young Children is indeed necessary. Though the disease is less effective in children, FDA official Peter Marks to the panel said, “I think we have to be careful that we don’t become numb to the number of pediatric deaths because of the overwhelming number of older deaths,” Reingold, of the University of California, Berkeley said, “If we have a vaccine with benefits that outweigh the risks, then making it available to people is a reasonable choice,”
Speaking of the necessity of vaccines for young children, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School Oveta Fuller about Moderna vaccine, “The benefits seem to clearly outweigh the risks, particularly for those with young children who may be in kindergarten or in collective child care,”
Symptoms seen after shots
Dr. Rituparna Das, Moderna’s vice president of Covid-19 vaccines clinical development said, “Pain was the most common event,” She added, “Young children’s events included fever, headache, fatigue, myalgia, arthralgia, nausea, vomiting and chills. For infants and toddlers, events included fever, irritability, crying, sleepiness and loss of appetite.”