86% of Youth Getting First Pfizer COVID-19 Shot Experienced Adverse Reactions According to FDA Data

86% of Youth Getting First Pfizer COVID-19 Shot Experienced Adverse Reactions According to FDA Data

According to The Daily Expose, a “Shocking 86% of Children suffered an Adverse Reaction to the Pfizer Covid Vaccine in Clinical Trial.” Some consider this particular outlet to be fringe, so we can compare their version of the facts with the June FDA EUA Fact Sheet’s description of the data which the article relied on. On May 10, the FDA granted a EUA for Pfizer’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for folks aged 12 and up. Pfizer’s clinical trials on 12-15 years old showed that 86% of subjects had an adverse response from mild to serious. This data can be found in the FDA Fact Sheet on page 25, Table 5 onwards. These tables show that 1,127 kids got the first shot and 1,097 got the second dose. The Daily Expose implies that the missing 30 kids had adverse effects, but this claim is not sourced. 86% of those getting the first shot had an adverse reaction. 78.9% of those getting the second shot responded similarly.

According to Table 6 in the Fact Sheet, 20.3% of kids who got the first shot got a fever, while 39.3% of those getting the second shot got the same side effect. 60.1% of kids had fatigue from the first shot; the figure is 66% for the second dose. 55.3% had a headache after...

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