EU regulator gives go-ahead to first COVID shot for 5-11 year olds
- EMA approval comes as EU battles record infections
- U.S., Canada, Israel have approved shot in younger kids
- First EU deliveries of lower-dose shots due on Dec. 20
- Many EU states planning nationwide inoculation programmes
Nov 25 (Reuters) - The EU's drug regulator approved the use of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of five and 11 on Thursday, paving the way for them to be given a first shot as Europe struggles with a surge in cases.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended that Pfizer-BioNTech's (PFE.N)(22UAy.DE) vaccine, approved for European Union use in teenagers between 12 and 17 years old since May, be given as an injection in the upper arm in two 10 microgram doses, three weeks apart. Adult doses contain …
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