Everything You Need to Know About Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine in New York
Here's what you need to know about how to get vaccinated in New York.
Get kid-friendly activities sent to you!
Get the Best Family Activities
The hope is "starting to vaccinate this age group before the start of the next school year." They will ask the regulators to expand authorizations for the vaccine to be used in young people.
In Pfizer's clinical trial, 18 adolescents in the placebo group developed COVID-19 and 0 in the vaccinated group did. Those in the vaccinated group showed a strong immune response one month after receipt of the second vaccine dose, according to test data released by Pfizer.
The companies are currently working toward testing the vaccine in children as young as six months. A group of kids ages 5-11 years old received their first shots for the first part of that study last week and a second group, ages 2-5, are slated to receive first doses next week.
Moderna is also testing its vaccine in adolescents, having announced a trial of approximately 3,000 participants ages 12-18 in December. Earlier this month, it administered the first vaccine dose to children six months old to 12 years old.
Johnson & Johnson is slated to test its vaccine on a small number of adolescents, with plans to expand pending safety.