The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday approved the use of Pfizer (PfEn) and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccines in children ages 5 to 11. This move of America is being considered as an effective step to prevent corona infection. After getting approval, vaccine shots will be started to the youth from Wednesday i.e. from today itself. It was announced only after US CDC advisers unanimously supported the move. He said the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks.
Heart disease risk in youth after vaccination
The CDC said there have been minor symptoms of the vaccine, especially in some young people with heart problems, but this is very small in relation to the risk of corona infection. Health officials have confirmed about 880 cases in people under the age of 30, of which about 830 require hospitalization. In the US, children will start getting the corona vaccine from November 8. US President Joe Biden called it the turning point. He said that this vaccine will help in preventing corona to a great extent. He said that today, we have reached a turning point in our fight against Corona. The wait of the parents waiting for the vaccination for the children will end.
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Joe Biden praised the vaccine
It will also reduce the risk of spreading the virus from children to others, he said. This is a big step for our country in our fight to defeat the virus. The government has already secured enough vaccines for every child in America. He said that over the weekend, the authorities started the process of packing and shipping lakhs of doses. He further added that the vaccine would still be given in two injections spaced three weeks apart. The dosage will be given in a dosage of 10 micrograms per injection, compared to 30 micrograms for the older age groups.
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