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Covid-19 vaccination for the 5-11 age group in the USA begins on November 8


White House Director of Combating Covid-19, Jeff Zients, evaluated the stage reached in the fight against the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) at a press conference.

Stating that 80 percent of adults in the country have at least one dose and 70 percent of them have two doses, Zients reminded that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11 last week.

Noting that they started receiving vaccine orders from pharmacies and community centers days before FDA approval, Zients said, “On Friday, we started distribution of 15 million Pfizer vaccines minutes after FDA approval.” used the phrase.

Reminding that 28 million children in the 5-11 age group will be eligible to be vaccinated if the US Center for Disease Prevention (CDC) approves the vaccine, Zients said, “The vaccine program will be fully ready for this age group as of the week of November 8. Parents will be able to make a vaccination appointment for their children. ” he said.

The vaccine is approximately 91 percent effective in the 5-11 age group.

On the FDA’s website, on October 22, it was announced that Pfizer-BioNTech’s 5-11 age group vaccine study was 90.7 percent effective.

In the study, it was noted that 2,268 children between the ages of 5-11 were vaccinated with placebo or one-third of the normal dose, with an interval of 3 weeks, with Covid-19 vaccine, it was observed that the immune systems of the children who were not vaccinated became stronger by producing antibodies, and that they survived the virus with much milder symptoms.

There are approximately 28 million children aged 5-11 in the United States.

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