The situation of the kids is not good. Since the school had opened after a lot of time, there are people who are going to face the problem of the virus affecting the little kids. A whole lot of children have been affected by the virus. This is causing a whole lot of panic among the people as no one is ready for the next wave. The most sensible thing to do right now is to take the vaccine, but the vaccine for children has not been sanctioned yet.
However, people are working towards it. On Monday, Pfizer had announced that a smaller dose of the already existing vaccine is considered to be safe for kids and children. The smaller dose can be effective in creating a robust immune response in kids who are between the age of 5 and 11.
They have submitted the data to the FDA and waiting for approval. FDA is also trying to work on a solution for this problem. Once it has been submitted the agency is going to take an in-depth analysis of the product.
They will check its pros and cons and make sure that they are safe for the kids. There had been an acting FDA commissioner who goes by the name of Dr. Janet Woodcock, and she has acknowledged the urgency and concern that parents feel in such a situation.
“We will try to do that as quickly as we can,” Woodcock had made the comment and said this on an episode of the “In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt” podcast on Monday. She did not provide a specific timeline for this however, and this can be seen as a deliberate move too.
People need vaccines, and that’s the bottom line. Even little kids are going to need the vaccine at some point in time. To have that vaccine sooner than later is the goal. Now only the future can tell us what is in store. We are just here to wait and watch. We will keep you informed about any updates too, so keep your eyes out on the news.