MSSNY Applauds FDA Emergency Use Authorization of Pfizer Vaccine for Children 5-11 

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For Immediate Release
October 29, 2021 

MSSNY Applauds FDA Emergency Use Authorization of
Pfizer Vaccine for Children 5-11

Statement Attributable to:
Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP
President, Medical Society of the State of New York 

“Today, the country took another important step forward in changing the face of the COVID-19 pandemic with the FDA’s emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children between the ages of 5 through 11.

“The importance of getting every eligible American vaccinated against this deadly virus cannot be overstated. With new cases in children in the U.S. continuing to be at a high level, sending unvaccinated children back into the classroom this Fall has been a concern.  As a pediatrician, I understand first-hand the importance of childhood vaccinations in keeping children safe and healthy. Vaccines have a long history of eradicating diseases in children, including polio, mumps, and measles.

“MSSNY continues to be grateful for the science that has made the COVID-19 vaccines a reality. We encourage parents who have questions about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine for their young children to speak with their trusted pediatrician.“MSSNY and its physicians are committed to ensuring that all New Yorkers are immunized against this deadly virus.  Throughout the years, vaccines have saved lives and we are confident that the COVID-19 vaccines will help us end this pandemic.”

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Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all. 


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