Suara.com – Today’s global Covid-19 update shows that more and more countries are aggressively vaccinating children for Covid-19 due to the outbreak of the Omicron variant, including vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 years which has begun in the United States (US).
As is known, according to Worldometers data, Monday (19/2/2022), there are 63.6 million active cases or the number of people in the world who can still transmit Covid-19 to others.
A total of 435 million people have been infected with Covid-19, and the world’s deaths have totaled 5.9 million since the start of the pandemic.
Citing Channel News Asia, on Friday, February 25, 2022, the US officially allowed the Pfizer vaccine to be given to children aged 5 to 11 years, so that 28 million children could be immunized immediately.
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This decision was taken after high-level medical experts advised the government to immediately give vaccine injections to children. Moreover, the benefits obtained are greater than the side effects.
“As a mother and doctor, I know that parents, caregivers, school staff and children have been waiting for this permit,” said US BPOM head Janet Woodcock in a statement.
On the other hand, Pfizer and BioNTech ensure the US government has purchased more than 50 million doses to protect children, including children under 5 years old.
On the other hand, in a clinical trial involving more than 2,000 participants, it was found that more than 90 percent of the Pfizer vaccine was effective in preventing symptoms (symptomatic) of the Covid-19 disease.
The safety of the vaccine has also been assessed in more than 3,000 children, and no serious side effects have been detected in the ongoing study.
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