Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine has proven to be absolutely safe for pregnant women, and now the company is starting trials of its drug on children under 11 years of age.
This is reported by CNBC.
The company said that the first test participants have already received their first vaccinations. A total of 144 children will participate in the first stage of the study.
Experts will try to find out the level of dosage during vaccination for three age groups of children: from 6 months to 2 years, from 2 to 5 years, and from 5 to 11 years. If two doses of 30 micrograms of the drug are prescribed for adults, then an initial dose level of 10 is determined for children. Scientists will evaluate how safe and effective such doses are for children.
For the second stage, the children will be randomly selected to receive a vaccine or placebo. After a six-month follow-up, children who received the placebo will be able to receive the vaccine.
вЂњPfizer has extensive experience in promoting clinical trials of vaccines in children and infants and is committed to improving the health and wellвЂ“being of children through carefully designed clinical trials,вЂќ the company said.