Pfizer COVID-19 Shot May Offer Little Protection To Kids
A new study by researchers at the New York State Department of Health suggests the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine offers little to no protection for children ages five to 11. The research according to Yahoo suggests the COVID-19 vaccine’s effectiveness dropped from 68% to 12% in December and January during the height of the Omicron surge.
The research insists the Pfizer shot, currently the only one approved for this age group, still protected children against serious illness from Covid-19, but protection against hospitalization declined from 100% to 48% during those same months.
It is important to note the findings have yet to be peer-reviewed. They are based on New York health records for Covid-19 cases in children and teens between December 13th and January 30th.
We reported earlier about how Mecklenburg County released its mask mandate. The initial mandate was lifted May 14, 2021, but the Delta variant led officials to reinstate it a few months later. Mecklenburg was the only county in the area that still had a countywide mandate in place, and even California lifted their statewide mandate before Charlotte. The mask mandate is now lifted, and it will now be your personal health choice to wear a mask, or you will need to follow the policies of the store.