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Pfizer says Covid shot 80% effective in young kids
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Pfizer says Covid shot 80% effective in young kids
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Washington, May 24 (TIWN) Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech have said that preliminary clinical data showed their three-dose Covid-19 vaccine regimen was 80 per cent effective for children aged between 6 months to 5-years-old at preventing illness during the Omicron wave.

A third dose of the vaccine elicited a strong immune response and was well tolerated by the kids with a majority of the side effects mild to moderate, according to the companies.  BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin said the companies plan this week to complete their application asking the Food and Drug Administration to authorize the vaccine for emergency use. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said he hopes the vaccine will be available to younger kids as soon as possible.

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