Print
WilmingtonBiz Talk

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Looking Ahead At COVID Child Vaccines

By Vicky Janowski, posted Oct 28, 2021

An FDA advisory panel voted Tuesday to recommend the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11. If the FDA and CDC approves emergency use of the pediatric doses for Pfizer’s vaccine, providers are preparing for distribution as early as the next couple of weeks.

Pfizer has released data from its clinical trial about the vaccine, which is a third of the dose older children and adults already have had access to.

Meanwhile, a recent Ipsos poll showed that two-thirds of parents surveyed said they were likely to vaccinate their child after approval comes. For the rest, concerns about side effects and long-term unknowns were their primary reasons for hesitancy, according to the poll.

Paul Kamitsuka, NHRMC chief epidemiologist/Wilmington Health infectious disease physician, and DAVID HOWARD, New Hanover County health director, joined Thursday's BizTalk to discuss the vaccine for younger children, plans for distribution and questions they’re fielding from families.

They’ll also update how case numbers are looking locally with the delta variant and an upcoming health board meeting about potentially lifting New Hanover County’s recent indoor face covering mandate.

View the full BizTalk conversation below. Also listen to this and future weekly WilmingtonBiz Talk discussions on the Business Journal's new podcast, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.


BizTalk is livestreamed on the Business Journal's Facebook page each week at noon Thursday. For notifications on upcoming topics, sign up for newsletters at wilmingtonbiz.com/register and to submit topic or speaker ideas, email [email protected].
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Dallasromanowski headshotcopy

The Virtuous Circle Of Improving Cash Flow

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors
Dane

Vacation Time Is An Important Employee Benefit

Dane Scalise - GriffinEstep Benefit Group
Mikeharrington carolinaretreats 2

Boosting Off-Season Vacation Rental Income With Tax Deductions

Mike Harrington - Carolina Retreats

Trending News

If City Seeks New Proposals, Company Has Castle Street Redevelopment Plans

Cece Nunn - Jan 14, 2022

MegaCorp Continues To Expand Office Footprint, Workforce

Johanna F. Still - Jan 14, 2022

In The Current Issue

What's In Store For Banks In 2022

The new year is likely to bring a continuation of some current banking trends as well as some new developments affecting the industry....


Q&A: Recruiting, Aiding Small Businesses

In his role with the chamber, Josh Hallingse aims to attract new small businesses to Wilmington but to help those already here grow...


Providers Vie To Offer State-limited Services

Just because a healthcare provider believes it needs – and can pay for – certain high-end equipment and new services doesn’t mean it will ge...

Book On Business

The 2021 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

Trying to Grow a Business?
2020 Health Care Heroes
2020 WilmingtonBiz 100