Stony Brook University seeks participants for Pfizer's clinical vaccine trial for kids under 12

Stony Brook Children's Hospital is seeking parents with kids ages 6 months to 11 years old to participate in Pfizer's clinical vaccine trial.
The trial of the Pfizer vaccine starts Tuesday at Stony Brook Medicine's Advanced Specialty Care location in Commack.
It's open to primarily healthy children from 6 months old to 11 years old.
Dr. Sharon Nachman, chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, says the purpose of the study is to make sure they're using the right dose in young children. It would then need to be approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration.
"This study is not looking at if the vaccine is effective because we know it's effective in adults and we know it's effective in the over 12 year olds," says Nachman. "But the important part is, if the dose for children needed to be a lower dose than the adult?"
Nachman says since kids get rid of colds and flu easier than adults, it may be that a lower dose is needed.
Families who are interested can call the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial hotline at 631-638-COVI or email CoV_prevention_network@stonybrook.edu.Stony Brook University seeks participants for Pfizer's clinical vaccine trial for kids under 12
Stony Brook Children's Hospital is seeking parents with kids ages 6 months to 11 years old to participate in Pfizer's clinical vaccine trial.
The trial of the Pfizer vaccine starts Tuesday at Stony Brook Medicine's Advanced Specialty Care location in Commack.
It's open to primarily health children under 12 to 6 months of age.
Dr. Sharon Nachman, chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, says the purpose of the study is to make sure they're using the right dose in young children. It would then need to be approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration.
"This study is not looking at if the vaccine is effective because we know it's effective in adults and we know it's effective in the over 12 year olds," says Nachman. "But the important part is, if the dose for children needed to be a lower dose than the adult?"
Nachman says since kids get rid of of colds and flu easier than adults it may be that a lower dose is needed.
Families who are interested can call the COVID vaccine clinical trial hotline at 631-638-COVI or email CoV_prevention_network@stonybrook.edu.