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Fauci: Data on children’s vaccines should be available in fall

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Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said on Sunday that data on COVID-19 vaccines for children should be available this fall. 

“What we’re going to almost certainly see is that sometime in the next few weeks as we get into October, we’ll be able to see the vaccines for children get enough data to be presented for safety and immunogenicity,” Fauci told host Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week.” 

Fauci also said that there will be enough data by mid to late fall for regulators to make a decision on vaccines for children ages 5 to 11. 

He added that data for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots data should also be available in a few weeks. 

“Everybody is asking that, understandably. It is not any more than a couple of weeks away, two to three weeks or so away. Right now the data are coming in from both the J&J as well as the Moderna. People say, ‘Are these individuals being left behind?’ By no means,” Fauci told Raddatz. 

Within a few weeks we’ll be examining it in the same manner as we did with the Pfizer data.”


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