A two-shot regimen for 5- to 11-year-olds was authorized by federal authorities on Tuesday, which health officials believe will continue to reduce instances, hospitalizations, and fatalities.
Tommy Landa, 10, had his first injection at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus on Wednesday morning, to the delight of his parents and medical personnel.
The First Vaccination Injections Are Given To Youngsters In New Jersey
According to Tommy’s father, he felt a sense of comfort and optimism. Pfizer’s vaccination is a third of the dosage of the adult vaccine. It will come in two doses, three weeks apart. Free shots.
In clinical studies, the vaccination prevented COVID-19 in approximately 90% of children. The CDC reported Tuesday night that the vaccine’s adverse effects were minor and comparable to those found in adults and other immunizations authorized for children.
The vaccination is now available to 760,000 New Jersey kids aged 5 to 11.
Thirty-five hospitals, 18 chain pharmacies, six urgent care clinics, and the Gloucester County mega-site. A spokeswoman for the state Health Department, Donna Leusner, said Pfizer pediatric dosages are being supplied to specific locations this week and next.
So did the Biden administration, ordering enough dosages for all 28 million American kids. The administration’s distribution scheme will be up and running by Nov. 8, according to presidential advisor Jeffrey Zients.
According to the latest Health Department figures, 93 instances per 100,000 people for the week ending Oct. 23 were among children aged 5 to 10. 11-to-13-year-olds had 87 cases per 100,000. Spot testing has risen in New Jersey.
After a summer spike owing to the highly infectious delta variant, important COVID data, including cases and hospitalizations, started to decline last month in New Jersey and throughout the country.
A recent Kaiser Family Foundation study found that just 27% of parents would immediately vaccinate their children aged 5 to 11, 33% would wait and see, and 30% would refuse to vaccinate their children.
Adolescents in New Jersey are not being vaccinated at the rate expected when they became eligible in May. Only 57% of 12-to-15-year-olds have had one shot. The state has planned for the launch of COVID boosters, but there has been little demand. One in every ten eligible for boosters has received one.
Early Wednesday afternoon, when online appointments were available at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, all 50 places were taken. One thousand five hundred doses of the pediatric vaccination arrived Wednesday morning, with more due next week.
According to said CEO Deborah Visconti, demand is quite strong right now, and it is likely to continue. Tony and Jennifer Landa said their son Tommy got the opportunity to meet his immunocompromised grandparents for the first time since the outbreak.
They stated they studied the vaccine’s science and Pfizer’s clinical studies. Vaccine-induced myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in a limited number of individuals, primarily male teens and young adults.
Although Tony Landa’s family has a history of cardiac problems, he believes COVID is much more dangerous. Landa remarked that they want to protect people around them as much as themselves. Jennifer echoed the same statement that they want to help everyone recover.