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EU Watchdog Approves Pfizer Covid Jab for Kids Aged 5-11

The approval cleared the way for the vaccination in a cohort where the virus is rapidly spreading
(Reuters File)

The approval cleared the way for the vaccination in a cohort where the virus is rapidly spreading (Reuters File)

The European Medicines Agency said that a panel of experts recommended granting an extension of indication for the Covid-19 vaccine Comirnaty to include use in children aged 5 to 11

The EU’s drug regulator approved Pfizer’s coronavirus jab for children aged 5 to 11 on Thursday, clearing the way for the vaccination in a cohort where the virus is rapidly spreading.

The European Medicines Agency said that a panel of experts “recommended granting an extension of indication for the Covid-19 vaccine Comirnaty to include use in children aged 5 to 11", using the jab’s brand name.

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first published:November 25, 2021, 17:50 IST