Canada authorizes 1st COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11

eAwaz Medicine

OTTAWA — Health Canada has authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine for children, giving the regulatory green light to Pfizer-BioNTech’s two-dose vaccine. Children ages five to 11 are now eligible to receive this vaccine, in a smaller dosage than has been offered to those ages 12 and above. The pediatric doses that will be offered to younger children will be one-third of what has been offered to those ages 12 and above.