Pfizer Has Asked the FDA for Emergency Authorization for Use of Covid Vaccine In Kids Ages 5-11

ABEL F. ROS

Currently, there aren’t any Covid-19 vaccines fully approved or approved for emergency use authorization (EUA) by the FDA for anyone under the age of 12. That means that children are not able to get vaccinated. That may not be the case for long.

On Twitter, Pfizer announced that the company has submitted their vaccine for children ages 5-11 to the FDA and has requested emergency use authorization.

Pfizer replied to their tweet explaining, “With new cases in children in the U.S. continuing to be at a high level, this submission is an important step in our ongoing effort against #COVID19.” They added, “We’re committed to working with the FDA with the ultimate goal of helping protect children against this serious public health threat.”

On Twitter, many parents are excited about Pfizer’s announcement.

However, the big question is, once the vaccine receives EUA, how many parents will be willing to vaccinate their children? It turns out that not everyone is dancing with joy. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey, only about 34% of parents plan to get their children vaccinated as soon as possible. Another 32% plan to wait awhile before vaccinating their children, and 24% don’t plan on getting their children vaccinated at all.

If you have children under 12, do you plan to vaccinate them as soon as the Pfizer vaccine receives EUA for children ages 5 to 11?