Marks: FDA May Accept Lower Efficacy For Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines

By Kelly Lienhard / May 9, 2022 at 6:19 PM
FDA biologics center Director Peter Marks recently told lawmakers the agency might accept less than 50% efficacy for COVID-19 vaccines for kids, especially if the vaccines mirror the efficacy for adult vaccines, coming as the agency faces pressure to authorize a vaccine for children under the age of 5 and as parents of young children grow increasingly frustrated with the lack of protection for kids. Rising COVID-19 case numbers are pushing FDA to move as quickly as possible, Marks said...

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