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Houston doctor enrolls 16-month-old son in Pfizer vaccine trials

Dr. Thao Galvan (Twitter)
Posted at 3:10 PM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-04 20:58:45-04

HOUSTON, TX — According to the Houston Chronicle, a 13-month child has been vaccinated for COVID-19 as part of their Pfizer trial for children under 2-years-old.

"We weighed the benefits & risks & frankly the benefits far outweighed the risks," said Dr. Thao Galvan, regarding her 16-month old son Nathan's participation in the study.

The child reportedly received about one-tenth of the dosage adults are currently receiving.

Texas Children's Hospital is also reportedly one of six locations across the country with these types of clinical trials. An effort, researchers hope, will allow them to understand the right dosage children may need.

Nathan is reportedly scheduled for his second dose in two weeks.

This trial is also reportedly expected to reach Phase 2 and 3, sometime this May, over in Harris County.

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