Kaiser Begins COVID-19 Vaccine Trials For Children Ages 5-11

June 9, 2021 8:00 am · 24 comments

Kaiser Permanente officials announced Tuesday that they are expanding COVID-19 vaccine trials to include children ages 5-11 in Oakland, Santa Clara and Sacramento.

The three trial sites on Monday began enrolling roughly 75 children in the 5-11 age range.

Kaiser’s Vaccine Study Center and Division of Research, both based in Oakland, are conducting the trial in concert with Pfizer and BioNTech, which co-developed the vaccine that will be used in the trial. The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for minors.

Roughly 4,600 children are participating in trials across the country to determine the vaccine’s safety and efficacy in children under 12.

“There’s a lot of vigorous interest right now in terms of availability and there’s limited availability” for the study, said Vaccine Study Center Director Dr. Nicky Klein.

Kaiser’s Vaccine Study Center also participated in the clinical trials to determine the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine both in adults and children ages 12-17.

In the coming weeks, trials are also likely to open for children under age 5, Klein said, as logistics and finer details are still being worked out. Eventually, she said, medical experts intend to recommend that all children receive the vaccine once it is available to them.

On the trial’s current timeline, Klein said Pfizer could submit an emergency authorization for children 5-11 as early as September, provided the trial’s data shows the vaccine is as effective as it has been for other age groups.

“It may be around the start of school,” she said. “(That’s) probably the best-case scenario, but I think that’s still up in the air.”

Led June 9, 2021 at 8:33 AM

Not a large enough trial to measure the likelihood of rare but serious side effects specific to this age group. Given how low their Covid risk is, this age group should have a really high bar to clear before approval. The really wicked thing that might happen is that school districts/unions pressure politicians to tie full school reopening to vax requirements.

Israel is saying that 1-in-3000 to 1-6000 young males gets myocarditis from the Pfizer vax. If that is true for young kids then this will be a historic fiasco and lead to a huge drop in public trust of vaccine rollouts. Covid is not very dangerous for this group. A vaccine needs to be basically perfect on the safety side for this to be justified.

Led June 9, 2021 at 10:41 AM

Note the ending: “emergency use authorization” is the category of approval that will be sought. But Covid is not, and never has been, an emergency for kids 5-11 years of age. imo, that’s not the appropriate bar to clear: this should be a longer term process so that any rare adverse events can be determined *before* this is given to tens of millions of kids in a short time window.

Anon June 9, 2021 at 9:04 AM

United States population will be reduced by 70% in 2025.

The Fat Cat June 9, 2021 at 10:06 AM

Extremely bold prediction – do you have any evidence to back up the idea that a mass death event of 100 million people in the US alone will happen in 4 years time? Because that sounds like a lot of unfounded fear mongering to me.

Bean Burner June 9, 2021 at 10:13 AM

LOL! Whatever skippy….

Anon June 9, 2021 at 11:16 AM

Y’all were warned, but Mockery is what you chose.
Enjoy that Magnetofection.

Deagel military forecasting is the source.

Bean Burner June 10, 2021 at 6:54 AM

if theres a sudden 70% mass death in the world then the result will be full scale civil war here and abroad. Total food and energy delivery disruption with near and complete lockdown and martial law.

so I chuckle at the projected smugness knowing if that were to happen, you’d be crawling around in the dark trying to protect your Spam and hose bib from marauding urban refugees.

RetailSlave June 9, 2021 at 9:36 AM

My family is not getting the vaccine. Certainly not little kids. Been working and playing in public this whole time, and just fine.

RANDOM TASK June 9, 2021 at 9:48 AM

who the heck is subjecting their kids to a vaccine trial

Aunt Barbara June 9, 2021 at 11:35 AM

a reckless parent or guardian

Over it June 9, 2021 at 9:50 AM

It puts the needle in the skin

Or it gets the mask again

Aunt Barbara June 9, 2021 at 11:37 AM

🙂 🙂

Gavin’s new billboard

RANDOM TASK June 9, 2021 at 9:58 AM

lol led
you really think the dem media will allow us to know anything

if so we are all dead

Justifiable languor June 9, 2021 at 10:08 AM
Roz June 9, 2021 at 11:49 AM

Justifiable languor~
Interesting,…Thanks for Sharing.

Aunt Barbara June 9, 2021 at 11:52 AM

Thanks for sharing! Confirmed my thoughts.

JWB June 9, 2021 at 12:18 PM


So much for JL’s claim to the “real scientist” or the value of Auntie’s thoughts.

Anon June 9, 2021 at 3:26 PM

Unfortunately, the recipients of the Experimental injection (not a vaccine) will not be here to hear: “We warned you”.
I do not chase people into burning buildings……they had all of 2020 to recognize that something wasn’t right.

So good luck with smothering & canceling those who do not spout the Propaganda. Truth Cannot be Silenced.

Justifiable languor June 10, 2021 at 9:29 AM

JWB: Thanks for your contribution. More information is good.

Other than that, I no longer accept conventional opinions as true. Main stream media has proved they are rarely reliable. Doctors are notorious for going along with the status quo. Such as refusing to dispence therapeutics for Covid19.

Everyone here should know Faudi lied about his connection to Covid research in China as it is illegal to research\develope bioweapons in the USA. Our own defense department was also involved. I believe this more than the lying machine panel of your posted link. Just as most assuredly, there was voter fraud. Must I repeat, more information is good. Oh, and the earth proved to be round.

WC June 9, 2021 at 10:39 AM

Let us experiment on your children.

Superstitious Aloysius June 9, 2021 at 11:45 AM

It’s OK, folks. Nothing to see here. Just the state taking over the raising of your children (because, obviously, you’re not doing it right).

john g June 9, 2021 at 12:36 PM

this is child abuse

Me June 9, 2021 at 11:17 PM

I don’t think you understand what Vaccine purposes are… Getting young kids Vaccinated has somewhat to do with what is happening right now but more for the future. Being Vaccinated is to help if anything in the FUTURE happens. That hopefully protection will last as NO ONE knows how long they will. Could last 6 months. Could last 1 year. Could last 5-20 years. No one knows. But starting early can try to help prevent issues in the future. Most people on here that say “Can’t believe they doing this to kids and what now” Then they don’t know how any drugs or vaccines ever been produced.

Bdpirate June 10, 2021 at 11:42 AM

You think we’re going to vaccine trial our 5-year-old grandson you got to be out of your freaking mind.
No one in our family is vaccinated nor will we ever be.
Our bodies our choice! The government can take their vaccine pushing and shove it.

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