The Parexel Podcast

Episode 16: COVID-19 Vaccines and Kids: The Research and Vaccine Explained

November 18, 2021

In the United States, the FDA and CDC recently granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 5–11-year-olds, making it the first COVID-19 vaccine available for younger children and arriving nearly one year after Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine received EUA for adults. If the adult vaccine was authorized for this long, why did it take so long to make one available for younger children?

In today’s episode, Nathalie Sohier, Global Head of Infectious Disease and Vaccines, and Shipra Patel, Global Head of Pediatrics explain the clinical trial process for vaccines, the nuances in this process for children, and the facts parents should know now that the vaccine is available for younger children.

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