A recent study of more than a million children shows that Pfizer’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine has negative efficacy for the youngest children it’s recommended for.
- The efficacy of Pfizer’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for the youngest portions of the population authorized to receive it have been discovered to be negative, by the sixth week after full vaccination, according to Just The News.
- These results were buried in the findings of a study of more than 1.2 million New York children across the duration of Omicron variant’s emergence.
- The study showed that beginning at day 35 post-injection, the vaccine efficacy (VE) goes negative for 5-11 year-olds and continues to get worse over time.
- California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office commented on the findings telling Just the News that the study won’t change his vaccine mandate plan for schools.
OTHER DETAILS FROM THE STUDY:
- “Negative VE values observed in later timepoints likely reflect estimator instability and/or residual confounding, as opposed to true relatively-increased risk for those vaccinated,” a footnote reads.
- “These results highlight the potential need to study alternative vaccine dosing for children and the continued importance [of] layered protections, including mask-wearing, to prevent infection and transmission,” the study concluded.