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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Ages 5 to 11 Years

BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 to 11 years – To jab or not to jab?

COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use early in 2021, with the BioNTech mRNA vaccine (Comirnaty®) being one of the first vaccines made widely available in the market. The BNT162b2 vaccine, which carries a nucleoside-modified messenger RNA encoding the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike glycoprotein, produces a high serum neutralising antibody titre and antigen-specific T-cell response when administered in two 30µg doses in healthy adults.


Evidence of SARS-CoV2 in heart cells

While SARS-CoV2 has been previously reported to exist in lung tissue in a 78-year-old patient who died of unexpected cardiac arrest when ready for discharge after COVID-19 hospitalisation, recently the first evidence of SARS-CoV2 infection in heart muscle cells has been reported in a case from Brazil and which is supported by evidence from other reports.