Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Sunday estimated that 10 million children would be vaccinated against the coronavirus before the fall if Pfizer vaccines were allowed to be used against the virus. Younger adolescents
During an appearance on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” sitting on Pfizer’s board of directors, told host John Dickerson that he thinks as many as 5 million children aged 12 to 15 will receive injections. Immediate vaccine when the company’s vaccine is approved. For the age group, with another 5 million to 7 million people being vaccinated gradually before the start of next semester.
“Look, I hope the FDA will license Pfizer vaccines, a company I’m on board. [which] “I have applied for permission to start vaccination to children ages 12 to 15,” Gottlieb told Dickerson. “I hope the FDA will allow it for a short time, and I think that with that permission, I think you can accept the kids. 5 million people [who] It will be vaccinated right away.There are about 17 million children between the ages of 12 and 15, I think we will take about 5 million immediately, I guess 5 million 5 [million] Up to 7 million people will be vaccinated in the summer before the start of the school year.
WATCH: Former FDA Commissioner @ScottGottliebMD About the effects of the Pfizer vaccine licensed for children:
“We’ll get around 5 million right away. I think another 5 million, 5-7 million more people will be vaccinated in the summer before the start of the semester.” Pic.twitter.com/Ua78ZQXP5b
– Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) May 2, 2021
He added “That will keep increasing. Americans are being vaccinated against COVID and hope to provide protection in the age group at risk of infection. Older children are certainly more sensitive than younger children.”
Gottlieb also told Dickerson that while vaccination sites and pharmacies are likely to start vaccinating children, pediatricians will be the key to vaccination based on age group.