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The way these vaccines work as they go into the cell, the cell makes the protein for a brief period of time -- that is, on the surface of the cell. The body makes an immune response. And the original vaccine, the mRNA component, is degraded. It's not incorporated into the genetic material of a person. There's no way for that to happen, so these vaccines are ones that we're pretty comfortable are going to be reasonable to use in children. I wouldn't hesitate to give them, had I had still younger children in this age group,( I) would not hesitate a second to give my child one of these vaccines.
We want to make sure that if we deploy the boosters in all of the age ranges, that we truly are making a benefit outweigh any risks, we will not hesitate to drop this age range as we see this benefit outweigh the risk, and because of the EUA authority that we have, we can do that in a relatively quick amount of time.
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I think we understand at FDA the relative urgency here of trying to have a solution for anyone who's been vaccinated with any of the authorized or approved vaccines, i can tell you that we will proceed with all due urgency to try to get there as rapidly as possible working with the various vaccine sponsors.
A transparent, thorough and objective review of the data by The FDA is critical so that the medical community and the public continue to have confidence in the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. The FDA will review the supplemental application as expeditiously as possible, while still doing so in a thorough and science-based manner.
I don't think that we want to think that these vaccines have somehow failed us, it may simply be that to get the kind of really good immunity against Covid-19 that we get with some other vaccines, it may take a series of three vaccinations, much the same way that hepatitis B for adults and multiple childhood vaccination primary series, you need to get a vaccination, you know, 0, 1 ; or 0, 2 and 4 ; or 0, 2 and 6 months.