UK approves Pfizer’s vaccine for children
Published: 12:41 PM, 5 June 2021
The United Kingdom (UK) has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 from next month. This is the first vaccine approved for children.
Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency approved the deal on Friday. Earlier, the United States and the European Union gave similar clearances.
June Raine, chief executive of the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, said in a statement that her agency had carefully reviewed the clinical trial data in children aged 12 to 15 years old.
“The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is completely safe in their body.”
She added that the vaccine has met the expectations of safety, quality and effectiveness. COVID can be prevented by giving two doses of this vaccine to children.
In the United States, meanwhile, children have already been given the Pfizer jab. Children in the EU will be vaccinated from this month.