June 18, 2024



EU medicines agency approves Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for 5-11-year-olds 


By Euronews  with AP

The EU’s medicines agency has recommended the approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine for 5-11-year-olds.

The European Medicines Agency said in a statement that it had made the decision after concluding that “the benefits of Comirnaty in children aged 5 to 11 outweigh the risks, particularly in those with conditions that increase the risk of severe COVID-19”.

The dose injected to that age group will be “lower than that used in people aged 12 and above”, the agency said.

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