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

Breaking News – the FDA is expected to authorize the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds by next week.

So far, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is the only one that has been authorized for kids, but only those who are aged 16 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 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?

It likely won’t be until more clinical trials are completed that include kids.

“Pfizer expects to file for full US Food and Drug Administration approval for its Covid-19 vaccine for people ages 16 to 85 this month, and will seek emergency use authorization for its vaccine for children ages 2 to 11 in September, the company said during an earnings call on Tuesday.”

Pfizer to seek authorization for Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 2 to 11 in September

Fortunately, all of those trials have already started.

And with the way things are going, we should be able to vaccinate teens this spring and summer and younger kids in the fall!

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