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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