Parents have expressed mixed reactions to the results of a phase two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trial for children between the ages of five and 11.
The pharmaceutical giant says the second of its three-phase trial has demonstrated that the vaccine is tolerated and generates a robust antibody response in this age group.
The trial included over 2000 children in the United States, Finland, Poland, and Spain.
Durban mother, Zine Shabalala, says she will get her children vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available to them.
But not all parents are convinced.
“My husband and I are very pro-vax and we would like to vaccinate our children when the time does arise, but we wouldn’t do it immediately as we did when we were eligible for our vaccines. I would like to see more results from the trial first and take it from there,” adds another parent.
Pediatricians support the move to vaccinate children: