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Pfizer planning to seek approval for their COVID-19 vaccine in children aged five and older

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BREAKING NEWS: Pfizer and BioNTech are planning to seek FDA approval for their COVID-19 vaccine in children aged five to 11 ‘in the coming weeks’

  • Pfizer and BioNTech are planning to seek approval of their COVID-19 vaccine in kids aged five and older ‘in the coming weeks’
  • Currently, the shot is only approved for use in those aged 12 and older in the U.S. and in Europe 


Pfizer and BioNTech are soon planning to seek approval for their COVID-19 vaccine in children aged five to 11.

Dr Özlem Türeci, chief physician for BioNTech, told German news site Der Spiegel that the companies are set to shortly release results from their study in kids under age 12 and will ask for the shot to be approved for emergency use authorization.

‘In the coming weeks, we will present the results of our study on the five- to 11-year olds worldwide to the authorities and apply for approval of the vaccine for this age group,’ Türeci said.

She added that the vaccine formula is the same as that approved for adolescents and adults, but that the dose size is smaller. 

Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is only approved for children aged 12 and older in both the U.S. and the European Union.

Pfizer and BioNTech are planning to seek approval of their COVID-19 vaccine in kids aged five and older 'in the coming weeks.' Pictured: A nurse with the Fulton County Board of Health holds a vial of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Atlanta, August 2021

Pfizer and BioNTech are planning to seek approval of their COVID-19 vaccine in kids aged five and older ‘in the coming weeks.’ Pictured: A nurse with the Fulton County Board of Health holds a vial of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Atlanta, August 2021

This is a breaking news story and will be updated. 

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