COVID-19 Vaccines In Five And Younger Could Get Earlier FDA Advisory Committee Review
Peter Marks says agency will proceed to meeting once Pfizer and/or Moderna complete their submissions and that the two may be considered at the same VRBPAC panel. FDA's effectiveness standard has not changed, CBER director says, but acknowledges that vaccines might be a little less effective than 50% in subpopulations.
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CBER director Peter Marks also wants to work on rare disease gene therapy issues and increase hiring before the end of the year.
Upcoming booster, adolescent data may be more commercially significant for the vaccine, which would enter a US market with few willing adults still unvaccinated. The tough prospects for one of the first COVID vaccines in development is a lesson in the importance of avoiding regulatory delays.
Seeking To Provide ‘The Best Clarity Possible,’ ACIP Votes For COVID Vaccine Booster In Children 5-11
CDC advisory committee recommends Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine booster, but one member votes ‘no,’ citing concern that only 29% of children ages 5 to 11 have received the primary two-dose series and arguing the focus should be on additional vaccinations, not additional doses.