Saturday, April 10, 2021

Israel soon to start vaccination of children under 16 by May 2021

Israel hopes to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to children aged 12 to 15 from May, after a study showed its effectiveness for the age group.

Must Read

UK mourns as Prince Philip dies in sleep at 99

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace said on Friday. The announcement was made on Twitter.

Slovakia to send back Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine due to contract violations

Slovakia was told to send back its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccines "due to multiple contract violations".

Biden to resume aid to UN Palestinian refugee agency cut by Trump

The Biden government has announced plans to resume the money for the United Nations agency that supports Palestinian refugees.
Noah Fisher
Noah Fisher
After serving as a lead author in leading magazines, Noah Fisher planned to launch its own venture as DailyResearchEditor. With a decade-long work experience in the media and passion in technology and gadgets, he founded this website. Fisher now enjoys writing on research-based topics. When he’s not hunched over the keyboard, Fisher spends his time engulfed in critical matters of the society. Email:info@dailyresearcheditor.com
- Advertisement -

Tel-Aviv: Israel hopes to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to children aged 12 to 15 from May, after a study showed its effectiveness for the age group.

Israel has already given the two recommended shots of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine to more than half of its 9.3 million inhabitants, the world’s fastest pace per capita.

Read More: Saudi launches an investment push of $1.3 trillion to private sector

- Advertisement -

It offers vaccinations to all residents aged 16 and over, the group currently approved to receive the vaccine.

But Pfizer-BioNTech said Wednesday its vaccine shows 100 percent effectiveness against the coronavirus in 12- to 15-year-olds, and plans to submit the age group data to U.S. regulators for approval.

Read More: Enabling entry in Israel, Gaza merchants to be vaccinated

- Advertisement -

Hezi Levy, director general of the Ministry of Health, spoke to Israel’s army radio on Thursday and said the ministry wants to start vaccinating under 16s in May.

“We are seeing an increase in the number of children being admitted to the hospital, and we are seeing children without symptoms but suffering from complications,” Levy said.

Read More: People of Israel celebrates freedom from virus, gather for passover

“The risk of the vaccine is much lower.”

The head of Israel’s pandemic response task force, Nachman Ash, told Kan radio that health officials are waiting for the US Food and Drug Administration to extend its approval to the lower age group.

After FDA approval, it will be discussed by Israel’s vaccination team before vaccination of adolescents begins, Ash said.

“I think it will take a few more weeks,” he said.

The successful vaccination of Israel was ensured by a data-sharing agreement with Pfizer, which agreed to give the Jewish state a solid supply of vaccine in exchange for quick information about the impact of the product.

In a real-world study involving 1.2 million people in Israel, the vaccine was found to be 94 percent effective.

Serious COVID-19 cases and daily infections both fell due to the vaccination, but Israel recorded several new cases among those who were not vaccinated.

The results of Phase 3 trials released Wednesday on 2,260 adolescents in the U.S. showed 100 percent effectiveness and robust antibody responses, Pfizer and BioNTech said in a statement.

The companies began investigating children last week, and the first group of five to 11-year-olds received the vaccine.

A younger group of two to five-year-olds is expected to receive their first dose in the study next week, which will also cover children as young as six months old.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

UK mourns as Prince Philip dies in sleep at 99

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace said on Friday. The announcement was made on Twitter.

Slovakia to send back Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine due to contract violations

Slovakia was told to send back its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccines "due to multiple contract violations".

Biden to resume aid to UN Palestinian refugee agency cut by Trump

The Biden government has announced plans to resume the money for the United Nations agency that supports Palestinian refugees.

Ukraine intends to fasten up joining NATO to send ‘real signal to Russia’

Ukraine's president needs to speed up the country's path to NATO membership to send a "real signal to Russia". Volodymyr Zelenskyy made the call after...

Senior Jordanian leader accuses crown prince for “malicious plot”

A senior Jordanian leader on Sunday accused the country's then crown prince of cooperating with foreign elements in a "malicious plot".
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -