Carmona ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids

By Griselda Zetino | KTAR.com

Arizona’s top pandemic adviser feels “cautiously optimistic” about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids and believes it could help cut down the transmission of the virus.

The drugmaker announced Monday that its lower dose vaccine proved to be safe and effective for children 5 to 11 years old in clinical trials. It now plans to apply for emergency use authorization within a few weeks.

“I think this is good news,” Dr. Richard Carmona, who joined Arizona’s COVID-19 response team as an adviser late last month, told KTAR News 92.3 FM.

“It appears that they have evaluated enough of the studies now to feel some certainty that it is safe and efficacious.”

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