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3-Dose Pfizer COVID Vaccine Spurs Strong Response in Youngest Kids

3-Dose Pfizer COVID Vaccine Spurs Strong Response in Youngest KidsMONDAY, May 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pfizer/BioNTech says a three-dose regimen of its COVID-19 vaccine appears to provoke a strong immune response in the youngest age group of children — those aged 6 months to 5 years.This is the only age group not yet approved for COVID-19 vaccination by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. According to CNN, Pfizer said it plans to submit its new data to the agency this week.The phase 2/3 trial involved almost 1,700 children who received a third child-sized dose of the vaccine during a time when the Omicron variant was dominant. Tests conducted a month afterwards showed an antibody response that was similar to that seen in 16- to 25-year-olds who got two doses of vaccine, CNN reported.Midway through the trial, the third dose gave the young...

Poll Finds COVID Low on Parents' Summer Camp Checklist

23 May 2022
Poll Finds COVID Low on Parents` Summer Camp Checklist MONDAY, May 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- When choosing a summer camp for their children, many U.S. parents prioritize location, cost and activities. Only one in 10 said COVID-19 precautions are important, a new survey reveals. Among parents who said COVID-19 precautions would play an important role in their summer camp decision, three-quarters support mask and vaccine requirements. Meanwhile, one-quarter prefer a camp with no such mandates, according to the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. "Mandatory vaccination and masking may minimize disruptions to camp activities from a COVID outbreak and also limit the risk that campers pass on COVID to other family members," poll co-director Sarah Clark said in a university news...

It's 'Kids to Parks Day': Get Out, Get Active

21 May 2022
It`s `Kids to Parks Day`: Get Out, Get Active SATURDAY, May 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It's a good idea to get children outside every day, but especially on Kids to Parks Day, a national day of outdoor play on May 21. "Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, outdoor time and nature exploration are safe for most kids," pediatrician Dr. Danette Glassy said in an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) news release. "And we know that the more time a child spends in nature, the more likely they are to grow up to be good stewards of our planet — an environmental win!" the Mercer Island, Wash., doctor said. You don't have to go far to find places to enjoy the outdoors. Check for parks close to you. Other options include school playgrounds or even your own backyard. "Take advantage of the power of playing in nature — near your home...

Senate OKs Bill to Overhaul Infant Formula Rules

20 May 2022
Senate OKs Bill to Overhaul Infant Formula RulesFRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A bill that would allow families in a U.S. government assistance program to buy whatever brand of baby formula they can find is on the way to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.The bill, which is meant to help families in the WIC program obtain baby formula in the midst of a nationwide shortage, was passed by the Senate on Thursday and by the House on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported.Families in WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) receive vouchers that they redeem for specific foods, but the vouchers are typically limited to one brand of infant formula. The bill will allow them to buy any brand of formula that is available."Now, millions of parents will have an easier time finding the...

CDC Advisers Recommend Pfizer Booster Shot for Kids Ages 5 to 11

19 May 2022
CDC Advisers Recommend Pfizer Booster Shot for Kids Ages 5 to 11THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of science advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent recommended on Thursday that a single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be given to 5- to 11-year-olds. The move is expected be confirmed by a sign-off from CDC director Dr. Rochelle Wallensky, and follows on authorization from U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday.The third shot can be given at least five months after healthy kids complete the two-dose vaccine series, the CDC advisers said. Approval of the booster shots in this age group dovetails with a rise in infections in many areas of the country, and the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices believes kids will gain an added layer of protection against SARS-CoV-2.According to...

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