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Pfizer gets U.S. contract for 50 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for kids

Stock MarketsOct 28, 2021 10:25PM ET
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(Reuters) -Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE (NASDAQ:BNTX) said on Thursday they expect to deliver 50 million more doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. government by April-end, as the country prepares to vaccinate children.

The move comes after a panel of outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted on Tuesday to recommend its authorization for the vaccine in children aged 5 to 11. The agency's decision on the vaccine for the age group is awaited.

If authorized and subsequently recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) advisory panel, the companies said they expect to then begin shipping the vaccine immediately, in 10 microgram pediatric doses, as directed by the U.S. government.

The U.S. government has so far secured 600 million doses of the vaccine for use within the country and additional 1 billion doses for donation to low- and lower-middle-income countries.

The drugmakers said they expect initial clinical trial data on the vaccine's use in children -- aged 2 to less than 5 years, and 6 months to less than 2 years -- is expected in the fourth quarter this year or early first quarter of 2022.

Pfizer gets U.S. contract for 50 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for kids
 

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Kelly Mayer
Kelly Mayer Oct 28, 2021 10:36PM ET
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Doctors are reporting all kinds of problems their vaccinated patients are developing after taking the vaccine. Covid Vaccine Syndrome is about to become a medical reality, which is already an unofficial reality. And that means more profit for the pharma industry. Medical stocks are the way to go now. Injecting children has to be criminalized ASAP.
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Kelly Mayer Oct 28, 2021 10:36PM ET
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Also, doctors are reporting the second dose has the effect of taking the major portion of your antibodies out. They are now saying the A30 variant evades antibodies, but its likely the effect of the 2nd dose of the vaccine. Also, vaccines are now being reported to take out natural immunity one had previously gotten after getting covid.
Baris Duzalan
Baris Duzalan Oct 28, 2021 10:36PM ET
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Source please? Who are these so called doctors? Could you please provide links to this data?
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Stephen Fa Oct 28, 2021 9:40AM ET
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The survival rate for children! We're gambling on long haul effects of virus itself vs. a Vax that is unproven long term.
Felipe Daniel
Felipe Daniel Oct 28, 2021 7:47AM ET
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How does Pfizer know before FDA approves for kids? Makes you wonder how Pfizer can make this order without FDA decision. Its starting to feel like Pfizer=FDA are the same company.
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What do you expect. Big pharma literally started the opioid crisis in America lol. These companies can do whatever they please!!!!!
 
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