The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved booster doses of the covid vax, for children between the ages of five and eleven – without the agency’s advisory panel.
The boosters will be given to children at least five months after they have received the first two doses, and Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research said that data apparently shows that the protection one gets from the initial doses, begins to wane over time.
Que the booster to allegedly boost immunity, providing more “protection,” despite the horrendous death rate that in Pfizer’s early trials – a death rate of 3.7 percent – the FDA authorized it anyway.
Marks said that the data shows that the benefits of the booster outweigh the risks, even though children are not highly likely to develop covid-19 anyway, and the chance of it becoming deadly are none.
Pfizer currently has an on-going trial, sixty-seven children aged five to eleven, had a spike in higher antibody levels one month after having the booster. It is so far claimed by the agency that there have not been any new safety concerns but said that children had experienced side effects.
The side effects were said to have been mild and included fatigue, muscles or joint pain, headache, chills, and fever and swelling at the injection site.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that around 28 percent of American children have received the first two doses as of April and are still pushing parents to get their children injected.
The FDA, however, went ahead with the announcement, seven days before they had convened its vaccine advisory committee – made up of independent experts – who were meeting to discuss the effects of the Pfizer vaccine on children in that age group.
CNBC reported that some members of the committee are frustrated at the FDA for not consulting them and moving forward with its decisions around covid-19 vaccines and boosters and not informing and involving the advisory panel.
The CDC is about to convene its own committee of independent vaccine experts and will be discussing the booster shots being given to children between five and eleven. They either vote for or against. However, the CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has the last say – and being as radical as she is – will push forward.
The FDA’s advisory committee are scheduled to meet again next month, and it is there they will work out whether the boosters will be given to children in the age group.
The only age group left that does not have approval is children under the age of five years – we can only hope they never try to approve these deadly shots for them in the future.