EMA decision on Covid vaccine for children aged five and over

by time news

The first corona vaccine for children under the age of twelve could soon be available in Europe. The European Medicines Agency EMA wants to decide on Thursday on the approval of the corona vaccine from the manufacturer Pfizer / Biontech for children from the age of five. The responsible experts have examined the data on the risks and effectiveness of the vaccine in five to eleven year olds for a good two months and now want to complete the assessment.


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The corona vaccine for children is already approved in Israel

If the EMA experts give the green light, the EU Commission officially has to give its approval – but this is a matter of form. In Europe, the vaccine from Pfizer and Biontech has so far only been approved for people aged twelve and over. But in Israel and the USA, children from the age of five can be vaccinated with it. In Austria – for example in Vienna and Upper Austria – so far there are only so-called off-label vaccinations for children under twelve.

Accessed on November 24, 2021 at 10:37 am on https://www.sn.at/panorama/international/ema-entscheid-ueber-covid-impfstoff-fuer-kinder-ab-fuenf-113020174

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