Coronavirus – Australia: Pfizer vaccine approved for children aged 5 to 11 years

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Its regulatory authority for medicines Australia has provisionally approved the Pfizer Inc vaccine against coronavirus for children aged 5 to 11 years and the Minister of Health stated that the distribution of the vaccine to children of this age group could start from January 10.

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“The Therapeutic Goods Management made a careful, thorough assessment, deciding that is safe and effective and that it is in the best interests of children and Australians to vaccinate children 5 to 11 years old“, Said the Minister of Health Greg Hunt.

After delays that initially occurred in the general vaccination program against him coronavirusAustralia has quickly become one of the most vaccinated countries in the world, with health data showing that almost 88% of Australians over the age of 16 have received two doses of the vaccine.

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The Pfizer vaccine for children 5 to 11 years of age still needs to be approved by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ATAGI).

Once approved, will be available to approximately 2.3 million children of this age group.

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