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US Launches Covid Vaccines for Children under 5

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US Government approves CoVID-19 vaccines for preschoolers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized two COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5. Once the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention agrees, the rollout plan for vaccinating the country’s youngest lot shall start. Covid Vaccines for children shall become available next week, expanding the expedite to vaccinating millions of the country’s youngest children once the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agrees. The US Launches Covid Vaccines as an extension to safeguard the interests of children as young as 6 months. Subject to the approval of outside experts, these will roll out for children aged 5 and below.

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With an interest to safeguard the children, US launches Covid Vaccines

The US Launches Covid Vaccines. Know-how shall the Vaccine works?

After Vaccination, the youngsters developed virus-fighting antibodies just like any young adult would. Thus it suggested that the kid is as potent to the virus as the adult dose. Two doses of the vaccine ‘Modern’ appeared to be only 40% effective at preventing milder infections at a time when the ‘Omicron’ variant was causing most COVID-19 illnesses. The company saw 80% with its three shots. But the data was so limited- and based on such a small number of cases- that experts and federal officials say they don’ feel there is a reliable estimate yet.

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Evaluation of the Modern COVID-19 Vaccine (6 Months -17 Years)

FDA analyzed the effectiveness and safety data for the Modern COVID-19 Vaccine. The EUA(Emergency use Authorization) for these infant populations was generated in two ongoing, randomized, blinded clinical trials in the United States and Canada which enrolled infants and children.

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1.Children 6 months through 5 years of age

Immune responses of a subset of 230 children 6 through 23 months and 5 years of age who received a two-dose primary series of the Modern COVID-19 Vaccine at 25 micrograms.

2.Children 6 years through 11 years of age

Immune responses of a subset of 320 children in this age group who received a two-dose primary series of the Modern  COVID-19 Vaccine at 50 mc.The immune response of the children to the vaccine was comparable to the immune response of the adults. An additional analysis pertaining to the occurrence of COVID-19 cases was determined not to be reliable due to the low number of COVID-19 cases that occurred in study participants. 

3. Adolescents 12 through 17 years of age

Immune responses of a subset of 340 adolescents in this age group who received a two-dose primary series of the Modern COVID-19 Vaccine at 100 mcg per. In this analysis, the immune response of adolescents was comparable to the immune response of the older participants.

Precaution

  • Approximately 1,700 children 6 through 23 months of age who received the vaccine and 600 who received the sugar pill. Of these, approximately 1,100 vaccine recipients were followed for safety for at least two months following the second dose. For participants 2 through 5 years of age, approximately 3,000 received the vaccine and approximately 1,000 received a sugar pill; approximately 2,200 vaccine recipients were followed for safety for at least two months following the second dose.
  • In clinical trial participants 6 months through 5 years of age, the most commonly reported side effects across all age subgroups included pain, redness and swelling at the injection site, fever and underarm swelling.
  •  In clinical trial participants 6 through 36 months of age, the most commonly reported side effects also included irritability/crying, sleepiness, and loss of appetite.
  •  In clinical trial participants 37 months through 5 years of age, the most commonly reported side effects also included fatigue, headache, muscle ache, chills, nausea/vomiting and joint stiffness.
  •  Safety was evaluated in approximately 3,000 children who received the vaccine and approximately 1,000 children who received sugar pill.
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