US FDA advisers back Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children

US FDA advisers back Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children

27/10/2021 3:46:00 AM

US FDA advisers back Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children

WASHINGTON — An expert panel on Tuesday (Oct 26) voted overwhelmingly to recommend the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorise the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, saying the benefits of the shot outweigh the risks.

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