Pfizer and BioNTech want to vaccinate EU kids ages 12-15

Youngsters within the European Union may be eligible to roll up their sleeves quickly.

Pfizer and BioNTech have requested for authorization from the European Medicines Company to use their COVID-19 vaccines in kids ages 12-15.

The drug corporations requested the identical okay from the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration.


The transfer comes because the age of COVID-19 vaccine-eligible individuals are dropping. Whereas till just lately age 18 was cut-off, now individuals ages 16 and 17 are in a position to get vaccinated, too.

On March 31, Pfizer and BioNTech introduced the results of their Section 3 trial in 12- to 15-year-olds “demonstrated 100% efficacy and strong antibody responses, exceeding these recorded earlier in vaccinated contributors aged 16 to 25 years outdated, and was effectively tolerated.”

In accordance to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Useful resource Heart’s newest knowledge, 3.169,019 individuals have died from COVID-19, together with 575,213 in the US. The world has seen 150 million instances, with shut to 32.3 million within the U.S.