“It is clear that our little ones need a different scheme and a different dosage. The experts are now working on that.”
A corresponding submission of studies that have already been completed to the EU Medicines Agency EMA is in preparation or has taken place after the Gecko-Session stressed. The responsible US authority FDA is already planning an emergency approval. The exact date of approval is not yet known. For children under the age of five there will be a different dosage and filling, as well as a different vaccination schedule.
New data from a British study in the journal “The Lancet” are available on Long Covid in children, “which are also encouraging,” Reich reported in a press release. “Long-Covid symptoms subside quickly in children and thanks to the vaccination we can also take good, preventive measures here”.
97 percent of all children aged five to eleven observed in the study had completely recovered from Covid-19 after four weeks. In the small group of children who had symptoms beyond the four weeks (mostly loss of smell or fatigue), most of them fully recovered after eight weeks. Overall, it is concluded that prolonged illness does occur, but rarely and at least less often than in adults.
Major General Rudolf Striedinger announced vaccinations with vaccines adapted to virus variants. “The protective effect wears off over time, but it stays there to the point where we only have to turn it back on when we need it,” he said. That means: “So that we are prepared in the fall, we will get a refresher before the cooler season,” explained Striedinger. “Variant-adapted vaccines could be produced at short notice and precisely within a few months”.