Canada approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children under five


Health Canada has approved Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to immunize children under five.

The Federal Department of Health has updated information on approved vaccines on its website stating that available data supports the efficacy and safety of the vaccine in preventing Covid in the age group six months to four years, reports the Xinhua news agency.

The benefit-risk profile of the vaccine was considered favorable in this age group for primary serial use of 3 doses with two doses given three weeks apart followed by a third dose given at least eight weeks after the vaccine. second dose.

This is the second vaccine approved for this age group after Health Canada approved Moderna’s Spikevax in July.

Last week, Health Canada approved an adapted version of the Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine, known as a bivalent vaccine, to target both the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and the Omicron (BA.1) variant as booster dose in individuals 18 years of age and older.



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