Dr. Fauci on Monday stated he helps vaccine mandates for youngsters because the FDA works to fast-track its approval of the Pfizer jab for teenagers ages 5 to 11.
Scott Gottlieb, the FDA Commissioner-turned-Pfizer-board-of-directors – AND CNBC contributor (who additionally occurs to be promoting a guide about Covid) stated he hopes to have the jab permitted for youngsters as early as the tip of October.
“Subject to the FDA’s careful review, a vaccine for children ages 5-11 could be available as soon as the end of October,” Gottlieb stated Monday.
Fauci was requested if he helps a vaccine mandate for varsity youngsters as soon as the jab will get permitted.
“Would you support schools mandating the COVID vaccine for kids?” MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson requested Fauci.
“People think that having children be required to get vaccination is a very novel thing — it isn’t. Right now, if you want to go to many schools, most public schools, you’ve got to be vaccinated for measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis,” Fauci stated.
He continued, “So it’s nothing new. When you hear, “would I be in favor of mandating?” In truth, I might be, however that will get taken out of context like I’m attempting to impose some novel, new restriction on any person, of taking away their rights. Take a look at what’s been occurring for many years in colleges… the requirement for vaccination.”
.@halliejackson asks Dr. Fauci whether or not a Covid vaccine for teenagers 5 to 11 can be obtainable earlier than Halloween.
“I think there’s a really good chance it will be before Halloween.” pic.twitter.com/R27c1JExZD
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 20, 2021