Pfizer trial in Cincinnati to check COVID-19 vaccine in youngsters as younger as 6 months previous

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Pfizer begins clinical trials in children 6 months of age. Some of these studies are taking place in the Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati. Dr. Robert Frenk, who leads research for Pfizer’s vaccines at the children’s hospital, said the studies would begin Monday in Cincinnati with a group of eight children, ages 5-11. “We had about 300 or 400 families who contacted us and showed at least preliminary interest,” said Frenk. The children are given the same vaccine that millions of adults have already received. The experiments begin with the children receiving a lower dose. “The idea is that you want to preserve your information by exposing as few people as possible to new things,” said Frenk. Every child receives a vaccine. Nobody will be given dummy shots. According to Pizer, the global study will have 144 participants and will investigate whether the vaccine can trigger an immune response in children. The correct dosage is also determined for the age groups studied: 6 months to 2 years, 2 years to 5 years, and 5 years to 11 years. “You see and see the safety profile and if that looks okay you drop to 2-5 year olds and then do it again and if that looks okay you go to an even younger age,” Frenk said. “Because we want to see if we need to cut the dose a bit. The younger kids may not need that much. They’ll still be immune as good, but with less vaccine.” Louito Edje, a family doctor at UC Health and assistant dean for medical college education at UC College of Medicine, participated in UC’s Moderna study. “I’m a person who doesn’t want to regret anything and I want to look back at the end and say that I did everything I could to save as many lives as possible,” she said. After losing four family members to COVID-19, she has become an advocate for vaccination. As a mom, she knows parents may have a lot of questions about the vaccine or whether it’s safe for children. “I would be absolutely fine if I had a 6-month-old vaccine,” she said. She tells the parents to do research, check your sources, and find answers to your questions. “There are no stupid questions. Find someone who can answer your concerns,” she said. “I realize that these are your children that you are thinking about and they are very important to you. I would say just do it. I think number one, they get COVID, would be more harmful.”

Pfizer begins clinical trials in children 6 months of age.

Some of these trials are taking place at the Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati.

Dr. Robert Frenk, who leads research for Pfizer’s vaccines at the children’s hospital, said the studies would begin Monday in Cincinnati with a group of eight children, ages 5-11.

“We had about 300 or 400 families who got in touch with us, at least for the time being,” said Frenk.

The children are given the same vaccine that millions of adults have already received. The experiments begin with the children receiving a lower dose.

“The idea is that you want to preserve your information by exposing as few people as possible to new things,” said Frenk.

Every child receives a vaccine. Nobody will receive dummy recordings.

Pfizer said the global study will include 144 participants and will examine whether the vaccine can induce an immune response in children. In addition, the correct dosage is determined for the age groups studied: 6 months to 2 years, 2 years to 5 years and 5 years to 11 years.

“You see and see the safety profile and if that looks okay, you fall to 2-5 year olds and then repeat. If that looks okay, move on to an even younger age,” Frenk said. “Because we want to see if we have to cut the dose a bit. The younger kids may not need that much. They’ll still be immune as good, but with less vaccine.”

Dr. Louito Edje, a family doctor at UC Health and assistant dean for medical college education at UC College of Medicine, participated in UC’s Moderna study.

“I’m a person who doesn’t want to regret anything and I want to look back at the end and say that I did everything I could to save as many lives as possible,” she said.

After losing four family members to COVID-19, she has become an advocate for vaccination.

As a mom, she knows parents may have a lot of questions about the vaccine or whether it’s safe for children.

“I would be absolutely fine if I vaccinated a 6 month old,” she said.

She tells the parents to do research, check your sources, and find answers to your questions.

“There’s no such thing as a stupid question. Find someone who can answer your concerns,” she said. “I realize that these are your children that you are thinking about and they are very important to you. I would say just do it. I think number one, they get COVID, would be more harmful.”