Pfizer is expected to get the okay to expand COVID vaccinations to children, NBC reports.
The FDA is reportedly poised to green light the shots after the New York pharmaceutical giant said its COVID vaccine is 100% effective in that age group. If Pfizer gets the go-ahead, middle school children and all high school students could start getting vaccinated later this month.
In a clinical trial done several weeks ago, Pfizer reported none of the adolescents who received the vaccine developed symptomatic infections, a sign of significant protection. Moderna expects results soon from its own clinical trial involving adolescents ages 12 to 17.