The American pharmaceutical company Pfizer and the German company BioNTech have released the results of their corona vaccine immunization program for young children.
According to the British news agency Reuters, the results released by Pfizer and BioNTech claim that the vaccine against corona is 100% effective for children between the ages of 12 to 15.
Pfizer-BioNTech first released the results of the vaccine in mid-February 2021, after which their vaccine was allowed to be given to adults.
Dozens of countries have allowed the use of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine, but so far the vaccine has only been allowed to be given to adults or people over the age of 16.
But now the company has released its results after testing it on school-age children, with the vaccine being 100% effective for people aged 12 to 15.
The company said in the statement that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines were tested on 2,260 young children and that the results were “surprisingly effective.” the young children tested for the vaccine, 18 were infected with corona.
The company also claims that the vaccine is 100% effective for young people between the ages of 12 and 15, but also clarifies that it may have some minor side effects.
Although the company did not elaborate on the side effects of the vaccine in young children. The company says that the vaccine can cause headaches, fever, and body aches in people up to the age of 25.
Following successful testing of the vaccine in young children, the company will now apply to the US government for permission to use the vaccine in children.
It is believed that the company will soon be allowed to use the vaccine in young children, after which the vaccine is likely to be given to older school children.
Initially, it is likely to be approved in the United States, but the company may also be allowed to use the vaccine in other countries, including Europe. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines were initially approved for use in early 2021.
So far, the company’s vaccine is being used in more than 72 countries around the world, and various coronavirus vaccines are being used in about 150 countries in the world.