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When Will New COVID-19 Vaccines Be Approved for Kids?

Breaking News – Pfizer has asked for EUA for their COVID vaccine for children aged 5-11 years.

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is the only one that has been authorized for kids, but only those who are at least 12 years and older.

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine has already been approved in Canada and the UK.

So does that mean you can expect your younger kids to be able to get a vaccine soon?

When Will New COVID-19 Vaccines Be Approved for Kids?

We are certainly getting close…

An advisory committee to the FDA has voted to recommend that the FDA grant Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine EUA.
An advisory committee to the FDA has voted to recommend that the FDA grant Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine EUA.

Now that vaccination is open to everyone, not just those in high risk groups, we are just waiting for the age indication to be lowered.

When can we expect more kids to be able to get vaccinated and protected against COVID-19?

We were told that it likely won’t be until more clinical trials are completed that include kids.

And that all of those trials had already started and should be competed by September.

Fortunately, it seems that everything we were told was indeed correct, at least for children aged 5 to 11 years.

“The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Committee will meet Oct. 26 to discuss use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for this age group. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is expected to meet shortly after.”

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids would require different doses, dilution, storage

We are now just waiting for the FDA to finish reviewing all of the data from the pediatric COVID clinical trials and have their meeting on October 28, when they should vote on whether or not to expand the vaccine’s EUA to younger children. After the, there will be an ACIP meeting where we should get an official recommendation.

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