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Pfizer vaccine provisionally approved for children as young as five years old

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A child and her parent walk to take the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Published 10 December 2021 at 8:51pm
By Peggy Giakoumelos, Akash Arora
Source: SBS

Australia's national medicines regulator has provisionally approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as five years old. SBS takes a closer look at what we know so far about Australia's COVID-19 vaccines for children aged five to 11.


Published 10 December 2021 at 8:51pm
By Peggy Giakoumelos, Akash Arora
Source: SBS


The Therapeutic Goods Administration approved its use the Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 and older in July.  The rollout for children as young as five is expected to begin next month if it's also approved by the country's vaccine advisory body - the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, known as ATAGI.  Health Minister Greg Hunt says the T-G-A has determined the vaccine is safe and effective for this age group.


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