HVP COVID Report: The Importance of Planning for COVID-19 Vaccine Trials in Children, No. 14 [July 22, 2020] [open pdf - 0B]
This is the 14th issue of the Human Vaccines Project COVID [coronavirus disease] Report titled "The Importance of Planning for COVID-19 Vaccine Trials in Children" released on July 22, 2020. From the Document: "Vaccinating children against SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] has the potential to provide both direct and indirect benefit and requires consideration. There are over 150 COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] vaccine candidates in various stages of development, including 24 that are already in clinical trials. Given the epidemiology of severe cases and deaths from COVID-19, vaccine development efforts have primarily focused on adults and high-risk populations, such as the elderly. There has been notably little discussion about conducting vaccine clinical trials in children. But children can develop life-threatening disease and may contribute to adult infections, therefore planning for trials in children is an important component of the COVID-19 response."
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Human Vaccines Project COVID Report (July 22, 2020), no.14