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COVID 19: Pfizer Set to Launch Vaccine for Children

COVID 19: Pfizer Set to Launch Vaccine for Children

  • Pfizer is set to launch its COVID 19 vaccine for children under the age of 5
  • The company and its partner BioNTech are set to ask the US Food and Drug Administration to authorize the use of the vaccine
  • The vaccine will be delivered in two doses as the company continues to research how well three doses work

Pfizer and BioNTech are set to submit an authorization request to the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for vaccines for children under 5.

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The companies plan to release the COVID vaccine for children and it could be available as soon as the end of February.

According to a report by the Post, the vaccine will be administered in a two-shot regimen.

The report also claims that the companies were urged by the companies to submit the application so that it could be reviewed by regulators.

Read also: Nigeria Reaches 17.5 Million Vaccination Milestone

Pfizer had previously stated that it expected the trial result of the vaccine to be ready by April.

This comes after the company amended its study to give a third dose to everybody who’s less than five.

The amendment was made because children between the ages of 2 and 4 who were given two 3-microgram doses of the vaccine did not have the same immune response.

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