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Covid-19: Children ages 5 to 11 ‘must get that vaccination,’ says Dr. Peter Hotez

Dr. Hotez urged mother and father to keep away from misinformation and to get their youthful kids vaccinated after Pfizer formally requested the Meals and Drug Administration to authorize its Covid-19 vaccine with BioNTech for teenagers ages 5 to 11.  

“There is a narrative on the market that is false…that that is an sickness that is solely of older People, these over the age of 70 or 80, and we realized with this delta variant over the summer season…it was by no means true,” stated Hotez, co-director of the Middle for Vaccine Improvement at Texas Kids’s Hospital. “Children must get that vaccination, so it is actually excellent news, and, hopefully, shortly after Halloween will probably be launched to the general public.”

If the FDA approves the vaccine, 28 million extra children could be eligible for it. Presently, the Pfizer vaccine is simply authorized for teenagers 12 and up. A key FDA vaccine advisory group is scheduled to satisfy on Oct. 26 to debate Pfizer’s information. 

Greater than 22,000 kids have been hospitalized because of Covid-19 and 520 have died, in line with the American Academy of Pediatrics. Hotez instructed CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” that given these excessive numbers, the “want is clear” to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11. 

Hotez known as out one other false narrative on the subject of Covid-19 vaccines for teenagers.

“The opposite piece of disinformation that you just’re listening to is that we’re solely vaccinating children to guard the adults and that youngsters are fantastic, and we’re solely utilizing them as, sort of, cannon fodder to guard the adults, and it is nonsense,” stated Hotez.


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