Child Vaccine Study by Omaha Hospital Helping with FDA Review

Nebraska Public Media | News

Oct 8 2021 • 1 min

The study, being led by Pediatrician in Chief Dr. Kari Simonsen of Children’s Omaha, began in the Spring of this year. It will analyze 50 kids from around the region over two years, looking at whether they develop symptoms of an active COVID-19 infection.

Dr. Simonsen says information on effectiveness and side effects on these age groups will be continually sent to Pfizer, and preliminary results look good.

“I think that one of the most important things to remember about vaccines is there one of the safest and most effective public health interventions that we have on this planet,” she said, “maybe second only to clean water, in the number of lives that they have saved, and they work, and that’s the most important thing I think for parents to remember.”