What about children?
The EUA for the Pfizer vaccine allows children 16 years and older to obtain the vaccine.
Only one vaccine (Pfizer) allowed children as young as 12 to get the vaccine — and there were not a lot of them.
This great article with an interview with Dr. Sallie Permar, Chairwoman and Pediatrician-in-Chief at the Weill Cornell Medical School and NYP Pediatrics, explains why studying children is so important — they are not “little adults.” Their immune systems work differently. So we will need to do trials to find out the correct doses for them.
The good news is that we already have great lessons from the existing trials — so these pediatric trials likely don’t have to be as long or as big!
However, we should get these trials done as soon as possible — because we want our children to go back to school as soon as safely possible.