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Timing Your Kid’s COVID Vaccine Just Got Easier

Timing Your Kid’s COVID Vaccine Just Got Easier

Photo: Pixel-Shot (Shutterstock)Just two days after the Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children ages 12 and up, parents of adolescents got more good news: It can be given at the same time (or close to the same time) as any other vaccines they may be due to receive.Although…
FDA authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds

FDA authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds

Enlarge / An illustration picture shows vials with COVID-19 Vaccine stickers attached, with the logo of US pharmaceutical company Pfizer, on November 17, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15, the agency…
FDA Permits Pfizer Vaccine For Children As Young As 12

FDA Permits Pfizer Vaccine For Children As Young As 12

The FDA has said that the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer can be used in children as young as 12, expanding the number of people in the U.S. who qualify for the vaccine.
FDA OKs Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For 12-15 Age Group

FDA OKs Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For 12-15 Age Group

A doctor prepares to administer a vaccine injection at New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, N.Y., in January. The Food and Drug Administration has approved emergency use authorization of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for patients ages 12 to 15. Kevin Hagen/AP hide caption toggle caption Kevin Hagen/AP A doctor prepares to administer a vaccine injection at…
Pfizer Seeks Full FDA Approval For COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer Seeks Full FDA Approval For COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech is seeking the Food and Drug Administration's approval for its COVID-19 vaccine, with the goal of getting the agency's green light "in the coming months." Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images Pfizer-BioNTech is seeking the Food and Drug Administration's approval for its…
How to Time Your Kid’s COVID-19 Vaccine

How to Time Your Kid’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Photo: Pixel-Shot (Shutterstock)As the Food and Drug Administration prepares to authorize the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in kids ages 12-15 as soon as next week, parents should start thinking about when it makes the most sense for their child to undergo the two-dose vaccination process. Particularly if they need other vaccines for summer camps…
FDA reportedly plans to authorize Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for teens 12-15 in days

FDA reportedly plans to authorize Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for teens 12-15...

Enlarge / Vials with COVID-19 Vaccine labels showing logos of pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The Food and Drug Administration is planning to authorize the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents 12 to 15 years old later this week or early next week, according to a…
Real-world data shows vaccines kicking butt—including against scary variant

Real-world data shows vaccines kicking butt—including against scary variant

Enlarge / A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine inside the Viejas Arena on the campus of San Diego State University in San Diego, California, US on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories In a small trial, the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine fully protected people from symptomatic COVID-19 caused by…
Teens fully protected by Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, company says

Teens fully protected by Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, company says

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Enlarge / Jonathan, a 16-year-old teenager, receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at Clalit Health Services, in Israel's Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on January 23, 2021. Adolescents ages 12 to 15 were completely protected from symptomatic COVID-19 after being vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine in a small Phase III…
Pfizer: COVID-19 Vaccine Shows ‘100% Efficacy’ In Adolescents

Pfizer: COVID-19 Vaccine Shows ‘100% Efficacy’ In Adolescents

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The COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNtech appears to work in children as young as 12. A small study was conducted in volunteers 12 to 15 years of age.

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