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EU authority decides on vaccine for children

2021-11-25T08:05:12.324Z

How does the European Medicines Agency EMA decide? Should children under the age of twelve receive the first corona vaccine soon? A decision is expected today.



How does the European Medicines Agency EMA decide?

Should children under the age of twelve receive the first corona vaccine soon?

A decision is expected today.

Amsterdam - The first corona vaccine for children under the age of twelve could soon be available in Europe.

The European Medicines Agency EMA wants to decide on the approval of the corona vaccine from the manufacturer Pfizer / Biontech for children from the age of five.

The responsible experts have examined the data on the risks and effectiveness of the vaccine in five to eleven year olds for a good two months and now want to complete the assessment.

If the EMA experts give the green light, the EU Commission officially has to give its approval - but this is a matter of form.

In Germany, according to Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU), 2.4 million doses of the Biontech / Pfizer vaccine would not be available for children until December 20.

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US experts clear the way for Biontech vaccination for children

In the United States, children under twelve could be vaccinated against Corona as early as November.

As soon as the US drug agency has given its final okay, the government plans to deliver 15 million doses of vaccine.

US experts clear the way for Biontech vaccination for children

EMA is considering approval of Moderna vaccine for children

So far there is no vaccine against corona infection for children under 12 years that would be approved in Europe.

Now EU experts are also examining the use of Moderna's vaccine.

EMA is considering approval of Moderna vaccine for children

US panel of experts also recommends Biontech vaccine for children

The US vaccination campaign for children between the ages of five and eleven is expected to start this week.

A panel of experts had previously given the green light for the Biontech vaccine.

US panel of experts also recommends Biontech vaccine for children

In Europe, the vaccine from Pfizer and Biontech has so far only been approved for people aged twelve and over.

But in Israel and the USA, children from the age of five can be vaccinated with it.

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Source: merkur

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