Duke enrolls first-in-nation children for Pfizer-BioNTech U.S. clinical study trial in children under 12

Friday, April 2, 2021
masked child receiving vaccine, looking at her mother.

Twin 9-year-old girls at Duke Health became the first in the United States to participate in Pfizer and BioNTech Phase 1 study to evaluate safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in preventing COVID-19 among healthy children below the age of 12.

The participants -- Alejandra and Marisol Gerardo -- received their first vaccinations on Wednesday, March 24.

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