European Union Regulator Authorises Pfizer Vaccine For Five-Year-Olds

European Union Regulator Authorises Pfizer Vaccine For Five-Year-Olds


THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – The European Union’s drug regulator on Thursday authorized Pfizer´s coronavirus vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old, clearing the way for shots to be administered to millions of elementary school pupils amid a new wave of infections sweeping across the continent.

It is the first time the European Medicines Agency has cleared a COVID-19 vaccine for use in young children.

The agency said it “recommended granting an extension of indication for the COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty to include use in children aged 5 to 11.”

After evaluating a study of the vaccine in more than 2,000 children, the EMA estimated that the vaccine was about 90% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in young children and

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