Canada to receive 1st shipment of COVID-19 vaccines for kids

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Ottawa – As Canada prepares to receive its first shipment of the children’s COVID-19 vaccine today, many jurisdictions say they’re ready to start the next phase of the country’s immunization drive but are awaiting the arrival of supply before opening up appointment slots.

Health Canada authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged five to 11 on Friday, following a month-long review of safety and efficacy data from Pfizer-BioNTech.

The regulator says the vaccine, which is administered in a smaller dose than the adult version and has a slightly different formula, was 90.7 per cent effective at preventing COVID-19 in children and produced no identified serious side-effects.

Source: The Canadian Press