KSHB 41: Parents of Kansas City Pfizer vaccine trial participant excited about initial findings
By Emma James
A Kansas City area family who enrolled their daughter in Pfizer's vaccine trials is excited to hear the company's initial results.
Michael and Johanna Kelley enrolled their 2-year-old daughter, Nora, in Children's Mercy's vaccine trial in April.
"We did this because we wanted to protect our daughter," Kelley said.
Nora received two doses of Pfizer's vaccine. As part of her trial, which focused on finding the right dosage amount, Nora received a third of the amount of vaccine adults received.
While Nora's phase of the study focused on finding the right dosage amount, Children's Mercy is currently following a cohort of kids in which two-third's received vaccine and one-third received placebo.
"That's how you get the data to figure out what the efficacy of a vaccine is, how many infections occur in those that were vaccinated versus how many infections occur in those that were not vaccinated," Dr. Angela Myers, division director of infectious diseases at Children's Mercy said.
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