As the race to find a suitable vaccine for the coronavirus gets more intensified, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made it known on Wednesday that the COVID-19 vaccines may not be initially tried on children even when it finally become available.
Children who do not exhibit any serious COVID-19 symptoms have not yet been tested for any experimental vaccine. The CDC had initially made it known that early clinical trials have only included non-pregnant adults as well as saying that future clinical trials could expand to more groups of people.
TMeanwhile there is Pfizer In. which stated that it will enroll children who are capable of passing the virus to high-risk groups for its last-stag OVID-19 vaccine trial while AstraZeneca has said that a sub-group of patients in a large trial will test children whoa re below the age of 5 to 12.
Officially, there is no medically approved vaccine for the COVID-19 yet even though there have been a number of companies such as the Pfizer and Moderna Inc. all racing towards the final-stage trials of their experimental vaccines.
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Meanwhile the CDC stated on Wednesday that any coronavirus vaccine would first be used under the Food and Drug Association’s emergency use authorization which means there could be a limited supply of vaccines before the end of the year 2020.
In case of limited supply, some groups may be recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccine first, the CDC said.
Top U.S. health officials recommended earlier on this month that the coronavirus vaccines should be rolled out in four phases with the first phase being for the front-line health workers and first responders while the others can go on to different groups based on how much its needed.