Why Vaccine Doses Differ for Kids and Adults

"Why Vaccine Doses Differ for Kids and Adults", Brian Peppers, assistant professor of pediatric and adult allergy/immunology, West Virginia University.

Human beings are born pretty helpless, with a lot of developing to do. And just as you must learn such skills as how to walk, so must your immune system learn to defend against infections. As time passes, your immune system matures through different stages, much the way you advanced from crawling to standing, walking and running.

This process is one of the reasons scientists study the immune response to a vaccine in different age groups, and why, for example, the COVID-19 vaccines need to be tested separately in children ages 5-11 and those 12-16. Read the full article: