Ohio Hospital To Begin COVID-19 Vaccine Trials In Children

The trials will begin at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital on Monday.

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- On Monday, Cincinnati Children's Hospital will begin trials for the coronavirus vaccine on children. Early research in 12 to 15-year-olds is positive. And this study will look at the vaccine's effect on children between 5 and 11 years old. Doctors will work to determine the proper dose and time frame for kids as young as six months.

ROBERT FRENK: You look and see the safety profile. And if that looks OK, then you drop down to two to five-year-olds, and then repeat it. And then if that looks OK, um, go down to even younger age.

- Unlike adult trials, each of the children in the first study will be given the vaccine. And no one will be given a placebo.