PAG Chairman talks CDC & FDA Meeting to Discuss COVID Vax for Kids, with Patti
Written by Jeremie Charfauros on October 28, 2021
Chairman of the Physician’s Advisory Group (PAG), Dr. Nathaniel Berg speaks to Patti about COVID-19 vaccines for children ages five to eleven, which though not approved just yet, is slated to be discussed between the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on November 2nd & 3rd of this year. Though COVID-19 vaccines for children have not yet been approved, Dr. Berg says Department of Public Health & Social Services (DPHSS) is anticipating approval, having already sent a request early on for Guam to receive the vaccines as soon as possible. According to Dr. Berg, the doses which may be administered to children will be about 1/3 of an adult dose, and will not only come with smaller needles to fit smaller arms, but have different labelings to better differentiate between kids doses and adult ones. On the topic of the possibility of administering a fourth dose to individuals who are immunocompromised, Dr. Berg says it is still too early to tell if it is necessary, adding that further guidance is still needed.