Just as the FDA has now fully approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot for children ages 5 to 11, a Harvard University epidemiologist is urging parents to forgo giving their children the experimental jab.
Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a biostatistician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said in an interview with EpochTV that the risks of the experimental medicine for children outweigh any potential benefits. MORE
The only Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory panel member to abstain from a major vote this week that essentially authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 5 said he did so because of limited safety and efficacy data.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) —New York Gov. Kathy Hochul says she's "withholding judgment" but stressed "all options" are on the table when it comes to a possible vaccine mandate in schools.
Hochul told WNYT, our Albany affiliate, she wants to make sure everyone does the "right thing" when it comes to getting the vaccine, but if there's an increase in cases and people aren't complying with COVID-related guidelines, that's when those "options" will be weighed. MORE
Pfizer Submits Data for COVID-19 Vaccine in Children 5 to 11 (9-28-21)
Pfizer and its German partner on Tuesday said they submitted data concerning results of a COVID-19 vaccine trial in children as young as 5.
Pfizer and BioNTech sent the data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The data is from a Phase 2/3 trial examining the companies’ COVID-19 shot in children 5 to 11, an age group that cannot currently get a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States MORE
Parents, Lawmakers Sue Over New York’s School Mask Mandate (9-27-21)
A group of New York parents and two local legislators are suing to overturn the state’s requirement for school children to wear masks.
They allege the mandate was issued illegally and wouldn’t stand up to scrutiny if the state tried to pass it through the correct procedures.
They’re asking the court to toss the mandate as “arbitrary and capricious.” MORE
A Vaccine for Kids Is Coming. 6 Tips for Administering the Shot in Your School (9-22-21)
Earlier this week, drugmaker Pfizer announced its internal studies showed that its COVID-19 vaccine, at a lower dosage, was safe and effective for children ages 5 and up.
The news brought a wave of relief for school administrators. Although the research still needs to be reviewed and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the idea that young children could be inoculated as soon as Halloween heralds the prospect of a return to... MORE