<Anchor> In the
United States, it is predicted that as early as next week, children between the ages of 5 and 11 will be able to start vaccinating the coronavirus. Pfizer said the vaccine was 91% effective in children's clinical trials.
Correspondent Kim Jong-won from New York.
<Reporter> With the
prospect that the US will start vaccinating children from next month, White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci has given a specific date that the vaccine will be available as early as next week. .
[Anthony Fauci/Chief Medical Adviser, White House: Vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 are expected to be available in the first or second week of November.]
Looking at the results of Pfizer's children's vaccine trials, the data looked good. .
Pfizer last week submitted a test result to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) showing that its coronavirus vaccine was 91% effective in children aged 5 to 11.
In particular, experts say that the risk of side effects is low as only about one-third of the dose administered to adults is planned to be administered to children.
The FDA plans to hold a meeting earlier this week and decide whether to approve the vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.
[Paul Off-It/FDA Vaccine Advisor: We will only approve vaccinating children when it is safe enough to give directly to our children.]
Experts are of the opinion that once children are vaccinated, the coronavirus outbreak can end.
The US government plans to launch an all-out effort to vaccinate as soon as the vaccine is approved for use in children.Keywords: