Pfizer vaccine authorised for children aged five to 11 in UK

Pfizer vaccine authorised for children aged five to 11 in UK. image: Twitter

The European Union drugs regulator has authorised the Pfizer vaccine for children aged five to 11-years-old in the UK.

Today, November 25, The European Union drugs regulator has authorised the Pfizer vaccine for children aged five to 11-years-old in the UK.

This means that jabs can be administered to millions of children in school as a new wave of infections is happening across Europe.

This is the first time the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has authorised a Covid vaccine for young children.

The agency said it “recommended granting an extension of indication for the COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty to include use in children aged five to 11.”

The Comirnaty vaccine will be administered in two doses of 10 micrograms three weeks apart – adult doses are 30 micrograms.

It will be injected into the upper arm, as recommended by the EMA.

However, French health minister Olivier Veran has questioned the country’s medical ethics committee and health regulator about whether children this young should have the vaccination.


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Laura Kemp

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