It is important to gather safety data on coronavirus vaccines in pregnant women and children, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Tuesday.
“Obviously, it's pretty normal that when we bring new products into humans, we really do spare pregnant women initially, but I can tell you that they're going to be targeted to show safety and efficacy in that group very rapidly,” Redfield said during a Fox News interview.
“I think you're going to see that happen fairly rapidly, just like we're going to see studies begin to look at the safety and immunogenicity in children too,” he added.
Redfield said he is hopeful a coronavirus vaccine will be available for the general public by March.
“It just reinforces why I want people to be vigilant, because we're turning the corner now,” he said. “You don't want to be the last group to end up getting Covid.”