- Sep 15, 2020
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Pfizer and BioNTech’s two-dose Covid vaccine provided very little protection for children aged 5 to 11 during the wave of omicron infection in New York, according to a study published Monday.
The New York State Department of Health found that the effectiveness of Pfizer’s vaccine against Covid infection plummeted from 68% to 12% for kids in that age group during the omicron surge from Dec. 13 through Jan 24. Protection against hospitalization dropped from 100% to 48% during the same period.
Pfizer Covid vaccine was just 12% effective against omicron in kids 5 to 11, study finds
New York health officials found the effectiveness of Pfizer's vaccine versus Covid plummeted from 68% to 12% for children ages 5 to 11 during the omicron surge.
Cliff Notes: NY Department of Health released the data from a study on the efficacy of the covid-19 vaccine in children. The data shows that it was not particularly effective in children 5-11, and the assumption is due to the reduced dose that children receive. The results are awaiting peer review, but it's a data point into figuring out how to move forward. I'm sure academics will be debating whether vaccinating is worth it due to the lower transmission risk of children or whether we should be increasing the dose for children. An increased dose of the vaccine made the children much more resistant to the current covid-19.