US coronavirus: The FDA could authorize Covid-19 vaccines for young children in weeks, expert says

US coronavirus: The FDA could authorize Covid-19 vaccines for young children in weeks, expert says

In the least vaccinated states, roughly eight people out of every 100,000 residents died of Covid-19 over the past week, compared with only about two out of every 100,000 people in the 10 most vaccinated states.CNN used data from Johns Hopkins University and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the analysis. Less … Read more

A Covid-19 vaccine for younger children could be available by Halloween — here are 4 steps that have to happen first

A Covid-19 vaccine for younger children could be available by Halloween -- here are 4 steps that have to happen first

Many parents now are waiting for the time when their young children can sign up to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told MSNBC on Monday there’s a “reasonably good chance” the shot will be available by the end of October.”I think there’s a … Read more

Long Covid in children and adolescents is less common than previously feared | Coronavirus

Children and adolescents who are infected with Covid-19 rarely have symptoms that last for longer than 12 weeks, according to a review of international research.The review, published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, suggests that long Covid in children and adolescents is less common than previously feared.The review analysed 14 international studies involving 19,426 children … Read more

UK children aged 12 to 15 to be offered Covid jab | Coronavirus

Children aged 12 to 15 will be given Covid vaccinations, the UK’s four chief medical officers have decided, setting aside the view of the government’s vaccine watchdog that the clinical benefits of such jabs were too minimal to justify them.In a decision that will relieve ministers, who hope a mass programme of vaccinating older children … Read more

Parents Find Ways to Get Their Youngest Children Covid Vaccines

Parents Find Ways to Get Their Youngest Children Covid Vaccines

Leng Vong Reiff had just received her second dose of a Covid vaccine and thought guiltily of her two young, unvaccinated sons. So she began banging away at her keyboard.Like countless parents across the nation, she was searching for vaccine clinical trials for children. She managed to find one, applied and got a call back.“They … Read more

BioNTech to seek approval for Covid jabs for younger children | Coronavirus

The German company BioNTech, which developed the Pfizer vaccine, expects to seek approval from regulators for Covid jabs suited for younger children as early as mid-October, its founders have said.“Already over the next few weeks we will file the results of our trial in five- to 11-year-olds with regulators across the world and will request … Read more

Sinovac to trial COVID-19 vaccine in South African children in global study

Sinovac to trial COVID-19 vaccine in South African children in global study

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 9 (Reuters) – China’s Sinovac Biotech (SVA.O) will trial its COVID-19 vaccine in children and adolescents in South Africa as part of a global Phase III study, Sinovac and local partner Numolux Group said on Thursday.The study will evaluate the efficacy, immunogenicity and safety of the CoronaVac vaccine on children and adolescents aged … Read more