Florence, South Carolina 2021-09-23 06:26:07 –
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (WBTW) – Vaccine tracking Pfizer has announced safe and effective injections for children ages 5-11. We are currently awaiting FDA approval before administering the dose.
Pfizer will soon ask the Food and Drug Administration to grant an emergency use authorization to children of that age group.
Dr. Paul Richardson, Chief Medical Officer at the Conway Medical Center, said:
Dr. Richardson said the Pfizer vaccine will be ready for administration once it is approved for children aged 5 to 11 years.
“Vaccines are the basis of our best defense against this and we feel very strong about the administration of vaccines,” said Dr. Richardson.
According to doctors, vaccination of young people is important to reduce the spread of COVID-19 due to the high prevalence of infection in schools, but to ensure that children receive a second infection. Is important.
“It’s not enough to get that first dose, we just can’t pretend to be deficient and everything is okay. We still wait for the second vaccination to be fully vaccinated. Must be, “said the Tidelands Health pediatrician.
DHEC sent a statement to News 13 stating: This is encouraging as we continue to strive to get as many people as possible vaccinated. “
When the FDA issues an emergency use authorization, the CDC provides clinical guidelines for use by these younger age groups before they begin vaccination.
“Expand our time and day, or whatever we need to do. We strongly believe in vaccination campaigns and vaccines are the basis for defeating this,” Richard said. Dr. Son said.
“We will definitely use our resources to ensure that we can distribute it to the people we serve,” Dr. Carter said.
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