Kids' vaccines 'likely' available in November,- White House Chief Medical Adviser

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Vaccines for children will "very likely" be available the first or second week of November
13:35, 25 October 2021

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Vaccines for children will "very likely" be available in the first or second week of November.  This was stated by White House Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, in an interview with ABC News. 

"If all goes well, and we get the regulatory approval and the recommendation from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), it's entirely possible if not very likely that vaccines will be available for children from 5 to 11 within the first week or two of November," Fauci said.

Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is nearly 91% effective against symptomatic illness in children ages 5-11, according to new data.

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will meet on Tuesday to discuss authorizing the vaccine for children, which is currently only available to those ages 12 and older.

Earlier, WHO President Tedros Ghebreyesus said that with a global death rate of almost 50,000 people a week, the coronavirus pandemic is far from over. 

"The pandemic will end when the world decides to put an end to it, it is in our hands, we have all the necessary tools," the head of the WHO said.

According to him, humanity is yet to use these tools wisely. WHO aims to vaccinate 40% of each country's population by the end of the year and 70% by mid-2022.

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