Time to include children in COVID-19 vaccine trials, experts say

Time to include children in COVID-19 vaccine trials, experts say

Oct 08 2020

Currently, none of the COVID-19 vaccines in clinical development are being tested among people aged younger than 18 years,but this could change soon, said Paul A. Offit, MD.

Paul A. Offit

In a presentation during the AAP National Conference & Exhibition, Offit, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board Memberand director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, noted that the two COVID-19 vaccine trials farthest along in the United States are the trials for Pfizer’s and Moderna’s mRNA vaccines.

Source: Healio