(Washington) American children under the age of 12 can be “vaccinated” in early 2022, White House consultant immunologist Anthony Fauzi said Sunday.
Childhood vaccination is a fundamental issue in the United States because it can reduce the burden on millions of parents whose children are in distance education.
The conditions are very different according to the nature of the states and schools (public, private, religious) and the conflict between the authorities and the teachers over the reopening of the establishments.
At this time, none of the three authorized vaccines in the United States (Pfizer / BioMtech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson) will be given to children under 16 years of age.
But dr Fauzi told NBC that some companies have already begun studies to “gradually” reduce this age by continuing in stages:
“You don’t want to suddenly go from 12 years to six months, you start by going from 12 years to 9 years, then from 9 years to six, from six years to two years …”.
Based on the progress of these studies, the immunologist, who is respected by many Americans, estimates that people under the age of 12 will be vaccinated. “And most likely, in the first quarter of 2022”.
Those attending secondary schools should be vaccinated as soon as “this fall” arrives. “I don’t know if it will be the first day of the school year for sure, but that’s about it,” he said.