The COVID vaccines are safe and effective for children ages 5-11 years old. Jessica Malaty Rivera, MS explains how the clinical trials rigorously tested the COVID vaccines.
Yes. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in this population. This is probably the most heavily scrutinized vaccine we’ve seen in history because of the sense of urgency and because of the amount of need we’ve needed in our population. I don’t, I haven’t felt this confident about data in a long time because it’s just so, so deeply analyzed. And I reviewed all 82 pages of it before it was reviewed by FDA and CDC. There were no reports of anaphylaxis, no reports of myocarditis, pericarditis, Bell’s palsy or appendicitis. Those are some of the biggest things that we’re looking for in our safety signals and understanding how safe this vaccine is.