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Hopeful of beginning vaccination for children aged 5-11 by end-2021


13 Sept 2021

Dr Peter Marks told The Associated Press he is “very, very hopeful” that vaccinations for 5- to 11-year-olds will be underway by year’s end. Maybe sooner: One company, Pfizer, is expected to turn over its study results by the end of September, and Marks say the agency hopefully could analyze them “in a matter of weeks.”

In the US, anyone 12 and older is eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. But with schools reopening and the delta variant causing more infections among kids, many parents are anxiously wondering when younger children can get the shots.

For children between six months and two years, Pfizer has said it could have a safety and immunogenicity data as early as October or November.

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