FDA may authorize Pfizer’s Covid vax for kids under 5 in Feb: Fauci

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is likely to approve Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for children under 5 years of age in February, White House chief medical advisor Anthony Fauci has said.

According to Fauci, younger children will likely need three doses, because two shots did not induce an adequate immune response among kids between 2–4 years of age in Pfizer’s clinical trials, CNBC reported.

“My hope is that it’s going to be within the next month or so and not much later than that, but I can’t guarantee that,” Fauci was quoted as saying.

Pfizer had in December 2021 announced plans to submit data to the FDA in the first half of 2022 if the…read more



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