Will the Covid-19 Vaccine Prove to be Safe in Children? | All You Need to Know
It has been recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention that children can be vaccinated with the Pfizer pediatric vaccine to fight against the COVID-19 virus. Vaccine recommendations have already grown, reaching 20 million children in America, particularly in the age group of 5-11 years.
The spread of COVID-19 among children can prove to be lethal, leading to hospitalisation, long-term complications, and in some cases, death as well. During the pandemic, COVID-19 cases multiplied among children. The vaccination, along with other preventive measures followed by adults, can keep children safeguarded from the coronavirus. The vaccines given among adults have proven to be safe and effective, barring some unique cases.
Clinical trials have shown that the side effects are mild, very similar to what has been experienced in adults. The common side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine is a sore arm (the one on which you’ve got the shot). Vaccinating children should not be ignored as it reduces the risk of them contracting the virus drastically, keeping them away from the world’s most recent life-threatening disease. This also reduces the chances of it spreading within a certain community.
The distribution of pediatric COVID-19 vaccines has already begun with an increase in production capacity, in the U.S. Expect the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out to happen sometime early next year in India, and when introduced, it will be available across various hospitals, while schools too, are expected to conduct vaccination drives.
At the moment, Pfizer is the only vaccine that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, after scientists have conducted clinical trials on 3000 children. It has been proved to be safe and effective. Now we have to see what other COVID-19 manufacturers have to offer, and when…