A decision by the U.S. Drug Administration on the use of the Pfizer vaccine for children over the age of 12 is also expected in the coming days
Canada has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children aged 12 and older. Moreover, Canada became the first country to approve its use from this age.
This was announced on Wednesday in the Ministry of Health of the country, reports Le Figaro.
вЂњAllowing the first vaccine in the country to prevent COVID-19 in children is an important step in Canada's fight against the pandemic. We are the first in the world to allow the Pfizer vaccine for children 12-15 years old,вЂќ said Supriya Sharma, Chief Adviser to the Ministry of Health of Canada.
The Ministry of Health of Canada claims that, according to the results of tests, after the introduction of the second dose, the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine in protecting against COVID-19 was 100% compared to more than 90% in adults.
In the coming days, the US Drug Administration (FDA) is also expected to decide on the use of Pfizer's vaccine for the vaccination of adolescents.
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE filed approval documents for their drug to vaccinate children aged 12 to 15 in late April.