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Pfizer Vaccine Likely Will Be Approved for 12-15 Year Olds Next Week

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News reports are circulating that the FDA will likely approved Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine for adolescents between 12 to 15 years old either late this week or early next week.

www.nytimes.com/…

The news is highly anticipated: Eager parents have been counting down the weeks since Pfizer announced results from its trial in adolescents, showing the vaccine is at least as effective in that age group as it is in adults. Vaccinating children is also key to raising the level of immunity in the population and bringing down the numbers of hospitalizations and deaths.

Although young people seldom experience severe Covid, they can spread the virus to vulnerable people, and provide a host for new variants that may be more deadly. It should make school openings more likely.  In any event, having more of the population immune is a major positive.

Vaccinations have slowed to 2.3 million a day in the US. As of Sunday, 44.4% of Americans have received at least one dose of vaccine. About 56.3% of adults in the US have had one or two injections, and 82.8% of senior Americans have received at least one jab.

US Vaccinations 1 or more shots by age (Cumulative %)

Age                4/13               4/23                  5/1                   5/2

75>               78.5%               80.5%              81.7%             81.7%

65-74            79.6%              82.5%              84.1%             84.2%

50-64            53.9%             59.9%               63.2%             63.4%

40-49            40.8%             47.5%               51.3%             51.5%

30-39            34.5%             40.9%               44.6%             44.8%

29-18            25.0%             31.4%               35.2%             35.4%

<18               1.3%                2.3%                   2.9%               3.0%

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

Day

Delivered Total Shots 1st Shot  (% of Pop) Fully Vac. (% of Pop)
5/2 Sun 312,509,575

246,780,203

+1,188,734

147,517,734 (44.4%)

+470,722

105,523,520 (31.8%)
5/1 Sat 312,509,575

245,591,469

+2,127,998

147,047,012 (44.3%)

+807,804

104,061,403 (31.6%)
4/30 Fri 312,508,205

243,463,471

+3,303,794

146,239,208  (44%)

+1,344,622

102,752,929 (31.2%)
4/29 Thu 308,774,155

240,159,677

+2,799,184

144,894,586 (43.6%)

+1,101,021

101,407,318 (30.5%)
4/28 Wed 305,478,495

237,360,493

+2,721,079

143,793,565 (43.3%)

+1,100,578

99,100,200 (30.0%)
4/27 Tue 301,857,885

234,639,414

+2,231,745

142,692,987 (43.0%)

+941,130

98,044,421 (29.5%)
4/26 Mon 297,543,635

232,407,669

+1,639,215

141,751,857 (42.7%)

+782,194

96,747,454 (29.1%)
4/25 Sun 290,692,005

230,768,454

+2,107,046

140,969,663 (42.5%)

+991,183

95,408,925 (28.9%)
4/24 Sat 290,692,005

228,661,408

+3,020,948

139,978,480 (42.2%)

+1,333,756

94,772,329 (28.5)
4/23 Fri 290,685,655 225,640,460

+3,318,230

138,644,724 (41.8%)

+1,409,835

93,078,040 (28%)
4/22 Thu 286,095,185

222,322,230

+3,374,587

137,234,889 (41.3%)

+1,443,858

91,175,995 (27.5%)
4/21 Wed 282,183,915

218,947,643

+2,996,544

135,791,031 (40.9%)

+1,345,436

88,885,481
4/20 Tue 277,938,875

215,951,909

+2,563,671

134,445,595 (40.5%)

+1,178,600

87,255,919
4/19 Mon 272,030,795

213,388,238

+1,806,929

133,266,995 (40.1%)

+945,367

86,223,506
4/18 Sun 264,505,725

211,581,309

+2,174,495

132,321,628 (39.9%)

+1,074,082

85,365,180
2/27

1/19

12/18

12/11

J&J vaccine

pre-Biden

Moderna

Pfizer/Bio

authorized

authorized

authorized

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