Prayer #371: For the Effectiveness of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine in Youths Ages 12-15
The completion of a Phase 3 study of the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 for youths of ages 12 to 15 was announced today. The vaccine, in this study, was found to be 100% effective in this age group. A Pfizer press release stated that the vaccine produced "robust antibody responses, exceeding those recorded earlier in vaccinated participants aged 16 to 25 years old," and that it was well tolerated. There were 2,260 12-15-year olds that participated in the study. In the placebo group, there were 18 cases of COVID-19 and none in the vaccinated group. The participants will be monitored over the next two years for long-term protection and safety. Pfizer plans to submit a request to the FDA to amend its current Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to cover this age group as well with its vaccine. Presently, the EUA for the vaccine covers those ages 16 and older.
Pray for wisdom for the FDA as it considers this request. Pray that God would indeed protect those of adolescent age and younger from COVID-19.
Ps. 107:13: "Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and He delivered them from their distress."