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Pfizer, BioNTech Asks FDA to Expand Use of Their Covid-19 Vaccine to Adolescents

04/09/2021 | 02:59pm EDT

By Jared S. Hopkins

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE asked U.S. health regulators to allow their Covid-19 vaccine to be given to adolescents, which could make the shots available to kids in the coming weeks.

The companies said Friday that they asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to extend their shot's use to children 12 years and older. The companies also said they planned to make similar requests to regulators in other countries.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is currently authorized in the U.S. for people 16 years and older. Shots from Moderna Inc. and Johnson & Johnson are authorized in the U.S. for use in adults 18 years and older.

The FDA expects to take a few weeks to review the request, a person familiar with the matter said. The agency doesn't plan, the person said, to ask a panel of outside experts to review the submission, as the agency did before first authorizing the shot in December.

Health authorities say it will be important to vaccinate children to protect them from the virus and help reach the communitywide immunity needed to move past the pandemic, known as herd immunity.

Children are at lower risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus than adults and when they become sick tend to experience milder symptoms. Some can get seriously ill, and some can also spread the virus.

The vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech was 100% effective in protecting against symptomatic disease in a study of more than 2,200 kids 12 years and older, the companies said last month. There weren't any safety concerns.

Researchers found the shot to be 100% effective after observing 18 cases of Covid-19 in children who had received a placebo, compared with no cases in the group that got vaccinated. Researchers added they didn't see any severe cases, deaths or hospitalizations.

Researchers also said vaccinated youths generated high levels of antibodies, which play a key role in the immune response, similar to those seen in subjects 16 to 25 years of age in the vaccine's pivotal trial.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is given in two doses three weeks apart. Children 12 to 15 years received the same dosage as adults.

The companies recently began testing the vaccine in children ages 6 months to 11 years.

Moderna started a study of its vaccine in 12- to 17-year-olds last year and expects results sometime this spring. The company in March started a separate trial of the vaccine in children under 12.

Early this month, Johnson & Johnson said it began testing its Covid-19 vaccine in youths 12 to 17 years.

Thomas M. Burton and Peter Loftus contributed to this article.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-100-effective-in-study-of-12-to-15-year-olds-company-says-11617187500

https://www.wsj.com/articles/moderna-is-testing-its-covid-19-vaccine-on-young-children-11615892416

https://www.wsj.com/articles/pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-starts-testing-in-young-children-11616689800?mod=article_inline

https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-shots-for-children-hold-key-to-herd-immunity-11616923801

Write to Jared S. Hopkins at jared.hopkins@wsj.com

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

04-09-21 1458ET

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