Pediatric Physicians Group Sends Strong Message: Don’t Vaccinate Children Under 12 Off-Label

Pediatric Physicians Group Sends Strong Message: Don’t Vaccinate Children Under 12 Off-Label

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently came out with a message cautioning the American public not to inoculate children 16 and under off-label even though the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was formally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). TrialSite reported in a strange anomaly of a registration, emergency use authorization (EUA) still stands thus, even though the label precludes under 16, young people aged 12 to 15 can still receive the vaccine under that mechanism. While, of course, not acknowledged by authorities, the branched EUA/approval ensures that existing EUA products in circulation can be used up while mounting employer mandates now have tremendous legal authority backing them. Regardless, the AAP is on record that no child under 12 should be vaccinated off-label until sufficient clinical trial data is collected, analyzed and the authorities deem such a move safe.

In a piece authored by AAP News, Editor Melissa Jenco, AAP President Lee Savio Beers, MD, FAPP issued a statement, declaring, “The clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 11 years old and younger are underway, and we need to see the data from those studies...

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