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News on October 20th .
The U.S. government has announced plans to expand the scope of vaccination for the new coronavirus vaccine to people over the age of five . The content is that about 28 million children between the ages of 5 and 11 will be able to be vaccinated at medical institutions, pharmacies, schools, etc.
Up until now, the target age group for vaccination was 12 years and older, but Pfizer, a major pharmaceutical company, has applied to the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) to expand the target age group to 5 years and older. is expected to be
By the way, are children eligible for vaccination in Japan?
According to the website of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Pfizer's vaccine and Takeda/Moderna's vaccine are currently targeted for people aged 12 and over. In addition, AstraZeneca's new corona vaccine is, in principle, 40 years old or older (however, 18 years old or older if it is particularly necessary, such as being allergic to the ingredients contained in other new corona vaccines). It is targeted.
However, even in Japan, the target age group for vaccination may expand in the future. Pfizer and Takeda/Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines are also undergoing clinical trials overseas for children aged 6 months to 11 years.
Then, will the vaccination age be expanded in Japan soon?
The Pfizer vaccine was originally intended for people aged 16 and over, but an application was filed with the FDA in April this year, and in May it was expanded to people aged 12 and over. In Japan, it was announced at the end of May that 12- to 15 -year-olds are subject to public vaccination.
In other words, it takes about 7 weeks from the application to the FDA until Japan announces the expansion of the vaccination target.
If all goes well, it is expected that from mid- December of this year, the target age group will be expanded from 5 to 11 years old.
In reality, there are many cases of infection at school, infection at after-school daycare, and infection during lessons. Although the number of cases in which children become severely ill is small, vaccination of children is very significant as a means of coping with reducing clusters, lowering the risk of infection within households, and suppressing the spread of infection.
Of course, it is important to consider the balance between the severity of the disease , the effectiveness of the vaccine, and the safety when vaccinating children, because of the side effects. It will be required to judge whether the child himself or the guardian wants it.
In December, together with the third vaccination, group vaccinations at elementary schools are also considered.
For the storage and transport of Pfizer vaccines, we would like you to use our vaccine cooler box " J-BOX BIO MISSION ". Since its release in February this year, it has been adopted by local governments nationwide (Kawaguchi City, Kitakyushu City, Nakano Ward, Suginami Ward, etc.), police, medical institutions, and companies.
Please check the details below.
For Pfizer Vaccines:
* In particular, the accessory vial holder and inner bag can be put in a cool bag procured by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, so versatility is extremely high.
The number of medical institutions that purchase only accessories is on the rise, and orders from general practitioners account for a large proportion of these orders.
For details of accessories, please check the following.
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