BioNTech / Pfizer requests EU approval to vaccinate children

BioNTech / Pfizer requests EU approval to vaccinate children 5-12 years old

In Europe, for the first time, COVID vaccination of children aged 5-12 may be allowed. The vaccine developers have assured that the drug is safe.

Pfizer and BioNTech have requested a COVID vaccination license for children aged 5 to 11. About it informs press office of BioNTech on Friday, 15 October.

Manufacturers have contacted the European Medicines Agency (EMA) with a request. Thus, in Europe, for the first time, vaccination against coronavirus of children of this age can be allowed.

The companies assured that they provided the necessary data to the EMA. Including – the results of the later stages of the study.

Pfizer and BioNTech have tested the vaccine on more than 2,200 children aged six months to 11 years. A smaller dose was used for children than is usually administered to adults. The results of the studies showed a “strong immune response” in children, the developers assured and emphasized that the vaccine is safe for children.

Earlier, US President Joe Biden said that the States are ready start COVID vaccination of children 5-11 years old… The authorities are awaiting final approval of such a decision from the Food and Drug Administration.

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