The coronavirus vaccines are being rapidly distributed across the United States. Earlier this month, Americans learned that the Biden administration will spend $10 billion to get more shots in arms, set up new vaccination centers, etc.
As more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19, the push for a return to normal is growing. Some people are also beginning to question the need for masks and social distancing, especially as more vaccines are distributed. Additionally, more and more states are doing away with mask mandates and lifting restrictions that impacted businesses.
Earlier this morning, Pfizer came out with groundbreaking developments about the COVID-19 vaccine, as Newsmax reports.
Getting Teenagers Vaccinated Against COVID-19
This morning, the big pharma company known as Pfizer stated that their coronavirus vaccine is effective and safe for children between the ages of 12 and 15.
Pfizer additionally claimed that adolescent kids who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have not displayed any COVID-19 cases. At this time, however, the Pfizer vaccine is not approved for 12 to 15-year-olds, but rather for individuals who are 16 years of age or older.
Clinical trial results of Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine showed 100% efficacy and is well tolerated among 12 to 15 year olds, the companies said.@PeterHotez: “By the fall, I think there’s a good possibility we’ll be vaccinating teenagers 12 and up."https://t.co/IHHqCJpl0j pic.twitter.com/0xRbqtlFEo
— New Day (@NewDay) March 31, 2021
In light of this development, the question now relates to how the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine impacts the immune systems of young children. Already, studies have shown that kids are significantly less susceptible to catching and spreading COVID-19 than adults.
Getting Children Back into Classrooms
These latest reports about the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have only just come out as of this morning.
In light of the aforementioned details, some Americans are wondering what role this will eventually play in getting children back into classrooms. Additional studies have already proven that remote, online learning is not conducive to the necessary development and education of young children.
"We will probably have it in time for the fall school year," says @ScottGottliebMD about a #COVID19 vaccine after the news from Pfizer that its vaccine has been "well-tolerated" by 12-15-year-olds $PFE pic.twitter.com/yV0eYjonjp
— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) March 31, 2021
Many parents are eager to get their kids back into schools; however, some have also expressed reservations about their children being vaccinated against coronavirus. This is largely driven by the fact that Pfizer’s vaccine has yet to be authorized for children under 16.
Prior to news about the Pfizer vaccine, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that children can safely return to in-person learning with three feet of maintained social distancing.
What do you think about the new report that the Pfizer vaccine is OK for children between the ages of 12 and 15? How do you think this news will impact getting children back into classrooms? Let us know in the comments section below.