Health minister expects Pfizer submission for kids' COVID-19 vaccine in October - (CTV News via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Canadian health minister Patty Hajdu said she expects a submission from Pfizer in the coming weeks for the use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages five to 11, CTV News reported on Wednesday.

  • "We anticipate that we'll get a submission, hopefully in the early stages of October," Hajdu said. "As soon as we receive the data from the company, the regulators are well-situated to rapidly review that data."

  • Last week, Pfizer said its vaccine, created in partnership with BioNTech, is safe and effective in children aged five to 11.

  • Currently there are no COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in children under 12 years old in Canada.

  • Meanwhile, Moderna is currently studying the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine in elementary school-aged children. 

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