February 28 local time, Fauci, an American infectious disease expert and chief medical adviser to the White House, said that American high school students may be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus when the school starts this fall, and young children may wait until the beginning of next year.
Fauci reportedly explained in an interview with the media on the same day that regulators needed more data to ensure that vaccines could safely vaccinate young children.
If we actually predict when we can get enough data to ensure that primary school students can get vaccines, I think it may be the end of this year at the earliest, and probably the first quarter of 2022.”
Fauci also said, “For high school students, it is expected to be sometime this fall.” I’m not sure if it’s the first day of school (fall), but it should be close.”
This comes after the Biden administration promised that schools would reopen within 100 days of his tenure, raising concerns among some teachers who would return to work without being vaccinated.
On February 16th, local time, a large-scale vaccination station set up at Oakland Stadium in California, USA, was opened to eligible people.
In addition, Fauci expressed support for the newly authorized Johnson & Johnson vaccine from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
We now have three highly effective vaccines.” “The latest results, especially from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is more than 85 percent effective against serious illness,” he said.
Fauci said people don’t need to worry about whether the vaccine can resist mutant viruses.
He said researchers have studied the effects of viral variation on the effectiveness of the vaccine, “when the mutant virus damages the effectiveness of the vaccine, people may not be able to get the best protection, but they are still in a buffer zone of effectiveness.”