Australian children under 12 could be vaccinated this year as minister urges Pfizer to seek approval

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:28:16 GMT 9

Australian children under 12 could be vaccinated this year as minister urges Pfizer to seek approval


Health minister Greg Hunt says if Pfizer is found to be safe and effective for young children, Australia can commence vaccination ‘as a priority’

Children aged five to 11 could be vaccinated as early as this year after the health minister, Greg Hunt, invited Pfizer to seek Australian approval for use of its vaccine in younger children as soon as possible.

The move to potentially fast-track vaccinations for this age group comes after Pfizer announced it would seek to roll out the vaccine to under-12s in the US, and as the Australian Medical Association called for more children to be vaccinated before restrictions were eased.

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