Vaccine trials in teens yield promising results. What will that mean for NYC schools in the fall?
On the COVID and Schools front, Chalkbeat has this:
Encouraging news from COVID-19 vaccine trials in adolescents could help pave the way for “really big and important” changes in schools this fall, one of the city’s top doctors said Wednesday.
“To be quite frank, I literally almost dropped my phone when I saw how impressive the data was,” said Dr. Jay Varma, the mayor’s senior health advisor. “It’s amazing and incredibly important news.”
The makers of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine announced results of a Phase 3 trial in children aged 12 to 15 that showed the shot produced antibody responses and did not cause serious side effects. Of those who received the vaccine, none tested positive for COVID-19. In the placebo group, there were 18 cases. The trial included 2,260 young people.
Read the full article here: https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2021/3/31/22360785/teen-vaccine-trials-in-teens-nyc-schools
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