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Pfizer announced the beginning of trials of a vaccine against coronavirus in children – RT in Russian


The American company Pfizer announced the beginning of clinical trials of its own vaccine against coronavirus infection on children from six months to 11 years, inclusive.

“Together with our partner BioNTech, we administered the dose to the first child participants in the ongoing Phase 1/2/3 global study,” a company spokesman said on N-tv.

He also added that the goal of clinical trials is to evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of the vaccine in children aged 6 months to 11 years.

“We are proud to be conducting this much-needed study for children and families looking forward to a possible vaccination,” said a Pfizer employee.

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Almost 4.5 thousand children are expected to take part in the tests.

Pfizer expects the drug can be used in this age group from the beginning of next year.

Earlier, the American company Moderna announced the launch of clinical trials of its own vaccine against coronavirus infection in children.

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Source site russian.rt.com

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