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Parents Raise Concern Over The Pfizer Vaccine Trial For Children Between The Ages of 5 & 11

Date: 22/09/2021

Source: https://twitter.com/SAfmnews/status/1440596887665397765?s=19

The covid-19 pandemic has delayed the lives of many worldwide but things are slowly going to normal as citizens are trying to learn to live with the virus and manage it.

With older people vaccinating, children under the age of 12 are also expected to vaccinate as they stand a possible chance to transmit the virus to one another.

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With concerns raised about the side effects of the Pfizer Covid 19 vaccine on older people, parents are concerned about their children being vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine.

However, the pharmaceutical giant says the 2nd if its 3-phased trial has demonstrated the vaccine is tolerated and generates robust antibody response in this age group.

-SABC News

According to Pfizer, side effects were "generally comparable" to those experienced by people between the age of 16 and 25 who received the vaccine.

" Side effects were milder in this age group than with adults and older children. Low-grade fever and injection site pain was the most common," Dr. Eric Cioe-Pena, director of Global Health for Northwell Health in New York, told Healthline.

According to the publication, despite the encouraging results, we'll have to wait before an official rollout of vaccines for children ages 5 and 11.

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