Sunday, October 31, 2021

Why Pfizer's vaccine for kids will be different from the adult vaccine

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for kids between the ages of 5 and 11, which is about to be approved in the US, Canada and elsewhere, will not be the same as the vaccines given to adults and teens thus far, and it's not clear to me exactly why. Or maybe it is...

I understand that kids are little people and so the dosage will be different (it will be a third of the size of an adult dose). However, the diluent, storage requirements and even the formulation of the vaccine itself will also apparently be different. I have not seen a good explanation (or ANY explanation, come to think of it) of why that is.

My guess is that Pfizer don't want us using the same vaccine with a different dosage. They want to be able to sell a whole load (billions!) of new vaccines. Knowing that they have us by the proverbial short and curlies, they know that, desperate as we are, we will buy whatever they are selling.

Cynical? Moi?

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