Pfizer-BioNTech submitted an authorization request to Health Canada on Monday for the usage of its Covid-19 vaccine in kids aged 5-11, the businesses and the Canadian authorities mentioned.
“This is the first submission Health Canada has received for the use of a Covid-19 vaccine in this younger age group,” it mentioned in an announcement.
The authorization request is predicated on information from trials carried out on 2,268 kids on this age group for whom the dosage was lowered to 10 micrograms per injection — 3 times lower than the usual dose — which the corporate says is “the preferred dose” for 5-11 12 months olds.
This similar Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorised in Canada for ages 12 and up.
Health Canada mentioned that it’ll solely authorize the usage of the vaccine if the unbiased and thorough scientific evaluate of all information submitted confirms that the advantages outweigh the dangers with this group.
The Canadian ministry additionally indicated that different producers additionally had been testing their vaccines on kids of various age teams.
Earlier this month, Pfizer and BioNTech laboratories made the identical request for 5-11 12 months olds within the United States.
Childhood immunizations are elevating questions all over the world. Many nations vaccinate adolescents from the age of 12, however only a few accomplish that beneath that age.
In current months, the World Health Organization (WHO) has insisted that the pressing problem was to immunize the inhabitants of poor nations earlier than kids and adolescents in wealthy nations.
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