Canada reviews Pfizer vaccine for children of age 5-11 years
The Canadian government said that Pfizer-BioNTech submitted an authorisation request for the use of its Covid-19 vaccine in children aged 5-11, to Health Canada. Children below 12 cannot be given jabs from existing stocks, they will have to be a different formulation and delivered in smaller doses.
Pfizer officially asked Health Canada Monday (Oct. 18) to approve its covid19 vaccine for 5 – 11 year old children. B.C.’s provincial health officer urged parents to register their kids in the Get Vaccinated system, saying that shots could be in arms as early as November.
In recent months, the World Health Organization (WHO) has insisted that the urgent issue was to immunize the population of poor countries before children and adolescents in rich countries.