On the 20th of September 2021, BioNTech and Pfizer shared with the world groundbreaking news pertaining to their COVID-19 vaccination development milestones. Pfizer jabs safe for children between 5 to 11 years old\u00a0are set for distribution as soon as next month!\u00a0This discovery came just in time to remedy recent concerns regarding a surge in COVID-19 child fatalities. Since early this year, the vaccination rollouts excluded children below the age of 12 years old. The fact was, little was known about how the virus and vaccine may affect children compared to adolescents and adults. Children pose a lower immunity level in contrast to adults who require 30 micrograms of dosage each. Therefore, it was vital to first decide on the accurate vaccination dosages compatible with their immunity level. The excellent news is the Pfizer vaccine for children 5 to 11 years yielded triumphant results! Phase 2\/3 of BioNTech's vaccination trial paves solid hope to best shield the little ones from the raging virus.\u00a0The 10 micrograms dose generated robust antibody responses in the 2,268 participants of children. The children were administered two dosages between a period of 21 days. After a month, these children aged 5 to 11, displayed side effects comparable to older vaccinated individuals. In other words, this dosage of Pfizer vaccine is as safe for children, as they are for adults.\u00a0They share the same safety profile and are, therefore, compatible with children's tolerance towards the vaccination. According to both companies, the vaccine may be authorised for use in a matter of weeks once submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration\u00a0(FDA). Additionally, BioNTech and Pfizer are reportedly expected to have immunity results for toddlers, 2 to 5 years, and 6 months to 2 years old, by the fourth quarter of the year. The COVID-19 virus may have lingered longer than expected, but it definitely does not overshadow relentless efforts to mitigate its spread. Let us all keep our chins up, shoulders squared, and hopes high as we embark on the next phases of recovery! Be sure to stay tuned to Motherhood Story for more updates on COVID-19 and other insightful reads!