A teenager being vaccinated with the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine in the US state of Michigan
Formal approval from the FDA is expected this week. A vaccination campaign for 28 million affected children is scheduled to start in November. In Germany, it will probably take a while for approval.
E.in the advisory board of the US drug agency FDA has spoken out in favor of emergency approval of the corona vaccine from Biontech / Pfizer for children between five and eleven years of age. That was decided by the members of the panel at a meeting on Tuesday. The decision is not binding, but the FDA usually follows the experts. A final FDA decision is expected later this week. The CDC health authority then has to deal with it formally.
According to the White House, a vaccination campaign for the approximately 28 million affected children in the USA could start as early as November. The government will deliver 15 million doses of vaccine to paediatricians, clinics and pharmacies within a few days of approval, it said. The German company Biontech and its US partner Pfizer have also applied for approval of their corona vaccine for children of this age group in Europe.
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