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Pfizer Asks Approval for Vaccinations of 12 to 15 Year Old Children

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Pfizer today is asking the US Food and Drug Administration to approve its Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 15 year old children. Currently it is approved for anyone 16 or older. This comes after its trials showed it to be 100% effective in preventing Covid in that age group. Pfizer/BioNTech  said they will also seek approval in other nations. Moderna and J&J are also conducting trials for young people.

www.cnn.com/…
Pfizer on Friday asked the FDA for an amendment to its emergency use authorization of its Covid-19 vaccine to expand its use in people ages 12-15 in the United States.
“It’s highly likely” that the FDA will allow the expansion and could act “relatively quickly,” the acting chairman of an FDA vaccine advisory committee said.

“It’s highly likely, if the data submitted support it,” said Dr. Arnold Monto, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan who is serving as acting chairman of the advisory committee for its review of the Covid-19 vaccines. “I think it could be done relatively quickly.”

Meanwhile, nearly 4 million Americans received a vaccine dose yesterday, according to the CDC. About 34.5% of all US residents have been given at least one jab. Some 44.1% of US adults have received at least one injection, and 77.4% of Americans 65 or older have gotten a shot in the arm.

We are closing on one half the US adult population with an increase of 0.8% counted as getting their first shot on Thursday.

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covid.cdc.gov/… Graph

US Vaccinations by Age

75>         77.0%

65-74      77.5%

50-64      49.6%

40-49      36.6%

30-39      30.6%

29-18      21.2%

<18          0.9%

www.msn.com/… Johnson and Johnson is still committed to delivery  of 100 million vaccine doses to the US by May 31.

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Bloomberg’s Vaccination Tracker

COVID.CDC.GOV/…                  COVID-19 VACCINATIONS IN US
Day

Delivered Total Shots 1st Shot  (% of Pop) Fully Vac. (% of Pop)
4/8 Thu 233,591,955 178,837,781

+3,958,065

114,436,039  (34.5%)

+2,389,428

68,202,458  (20.5%)
4/7 Wed 229,398,685 174,879,716

+3,403,061

112,046,611 (33.7%)

+2,050,877

66,203,123 (19.9%)
4/6 Tue 225,294,435 171,476,655

+2,884,580

109,995,734 (33.1%)

+1,694,500

64,422,618 (19.4%)
4/5 Mon 219,194,215 168,592,075

+1,404,280

108,301,234 (32.6%)

+785,806

63,016,976 (19.0%)
4/4 Sun 207,891,395 167,187,795

+2,134,049

107,515,428 (32.4%)

+1,300,504

62,392,065  (18.8%)
4/3 Sat 207,891,295 165,053,746

+3,365,324

106,214,924  (32.0%)

+2,001,446

61,416,536  (18.5%)
4/2 Fri 207,866,645 161,688,422

+4,081,959

104,213,478 (31.4%)

+2,408,716

59,858,146 (18%)
4/1 Thu 204,719,335 157,606,463

+3,975,059

101,804,762 (30.7%)

+2,239,451

57,878,778 (17.5%)
3/31 Wed 200,496,635

153,631,404

+3,358,112

99,565,311 (30%)

+1,972,021

56,089,614 (16.9%)
3/30 Tue 195,581,725

150,273,292

+2,670,947

97,593,290 (29.4%)

+1,549,244

54,607,041 (16.4%)
3/29 Mon 189,451,285

147,602,345

+1,789,510

96,044,046 (28.9%)

+1,357,858

53,423,486 (16.1%)
3/28 Sun 180,646,565

145,812,835

+2,350,144

94,686,188 (28.6)

+1,055,025

52,529,949 (15.8%)
3/27 Sat 180,646,465

143,462,691

+3,281,956

93,631,163 (28.2%)

+1,923,434

51,593,564 (15.5%)
3/26 Fri 180,644,125

140,180,735

+3,496,047

91,707,729  (27.6%)

+2,148,504

50,141,769   (15.1%)
3/25 Thu 177,501,775

136,684,688

+3,379,393

89,559,225   (27%)

+2,215,603

48,695,172   (14.7%)
3/24 Wed 173,525,335

133,305,295

+2,831,442

87,343,622   (26.3%)

+1,871,456

47,350,657  (14.3%)
3/23 Tue 169,223,125

130,473,853

+2,256,824

85,472,166   (25.7%)

+1,541,671

46,365,515  (14%)
2/27

J&J vaccine

authorized

1/19

12/18

12/14

pre-Biden

Moderna

Pfizer/Bio

20,110,911

authorized

authorized

The CDC has a 72 hour window for reporting vaccinations

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