The state of Florida has required that parents of children under 12 years of age decide whether or not their children are vaccinated with the Pfizer drug, which has just been authorized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for use. in minors.

Dr. Lisa Gwynn, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Miami, told Local 10 that this is excellent news.

“Can you tell by the smile on my face? I am very excited to be able to offer immunity to children. This is the next step for the children to return to normality”, confessed the specialist.

None of the 12-15-year-olds who received the vaccine in the study contracted COVID-19, compared with 16 cases in the placebo group. That is why experts believe that children should also receive their vaccines to achieve herd immunity.

“We know that the only way out of this pandemic is for everyone to get vaccinated,” reiterated Dr. Gwynn.

Children are far less likely than adults to become seriously ill from COVID-19, but they account for nearly 14% of the nation’s cases. Official statistics indicate that at least 296 have died from COVID-19 in the US, and more than 15,000 have been hospitalized.

“I cannot stress enough how important it is for parents to get accurate information. That it must come from accredited scientific sources”, said the pediatrician who recommended that parents approach their child’s family doctor so that they can make the decision to vaccinate their child or not.

The vaccine from the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech have received federal authorization since the end of last year for its application in those over 16 years of age and if the new application is accepted by the FDA, hundreds of thousands of students in the US will be able to receive the first of two doses.

Vaccination advances in Florida

The state of Florida canceled practically all restrictions to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, after it was decreed that it is not mandatory to present an identification that accredits them as residents of the state.

As reported Infobae, As of May 2, all federal and state controlled vaccination centers will no longer require documents proving Florida residency to administer the vaccine.

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