Prayer #412: For the FDA Approval of the Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Ages 12-15
Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the emergency use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccination for youth, ages 12-15. "Having a vaccine authorized for a younger population is a critical step in continuing to lessen the immense public health burden caused by the COVID-19 pandemic," said Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. Now, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) plans to meet tomorrow to discuss the safety of this younger age group before voting whether or not to recommend its use to this segment of the population. If there is a positive vote by the committee, it will then go to the CDC director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky for final approval. Walensky has already said that the CDC would move quickly to make this available following FDA authorization.
Pray for this CDC committee as it deliberates on the use of the Pfizer COVID vaccine for the youth of ages 12-15. Pray for its rapid distribution and availability to this age group if it is approved.
Ps. 68:19: "Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation."