November 30, 2021

COVID-19: California Rep. Ro Khanna among group of 100+ lawmakers calling on FDA to lay out timeline for kids’ COVID vaccine

In lecture rooms throughout the Bay Space, college districts are doing every little thing they will to preserve college students secure however one key piece is lacking within the struggle towards COVID-19: vaccinations for youngsters.

Congressman Ro Khanna says that has many dad and mom anxious about their kid’s security.

“I’ve heard from thousands of parents in Cupertino, Fremont and Sunnyvale who are concerned about sending their kids back to school, kids who don’t have a vaccine,” Rep. Khanna mentioned. “Of course, as a parent of young kids, this concern is personal for me to.”

In a letter to the FDA, the American Pediatrics Affiliation says pediatric ICU numbers are rising due to the Delta variant and the potential threat of the vaccine in youngsters outweighs the heightened threat of the variants.

Together with greater than 100 members of Congress, Consultant Ro Khanna is calling on the FDA to lay out a timeline for vaccinating youngsters beneath 12.

“Every parent knows, the pediatrician often knows best,” Rep. Khanna mentioned. “America’s pediatricians are saying it’s time to get the kids vaccinated and to move expeditiously while considering the safety.”

Regardless of decrease pediatric COVID circumstances within the Bay Space, UCSF Infectious Illness Specialist Dr. Peter Chin-Hong agrees and says vaccinating youngsters will assist stop an increase in circumstances like these going down Florida and Texas.

“The fact that we’ve used this intervention in millions and millions of people around the world so far, at least puts us in good standing,” Dr. Chin-Hong mentioned. “It’s not like we’re using this in kids for the first time ever in a population.”

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Dr. Chin-Hong says Pfizer is ready to request emergency use from the FDA for youngsters in late September and the request relies on research taken over six months with double the quantity of regular trials for vaccines.

He says vaccinating youngsters is one of the best ways construct a wall of immunity round our inhabitants.

“It’s going to give parents, teachers, school administrators and public health leaders and politicians confidence that when are kids are in school they are going to be safer because they are going to add another layer of protection,” Dr. Chin-Hong mentioned.

Congressman Khanna hopes the timeline will come from the FDA after Labor Day.

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