Pfizer/BioNTech to seek Covid vaccine authorization for children under age 5

With three doses, the vaccine was well tolerated, induced a strong immune response, and was 80.3% effective at preventing Covid infections

Vaccine makers Pfizer and BioNTech said they will complete their submission for emergency use authorization of their Covid-19 vaccine for children under the age of 5 this week after a study of a third dose found it improves the efficacy of the vaccine.

Just hours after the news was made public, the Food and Drug Administration announced it expects to convene its independent vaccine advisers, the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, on June 15 to review the submission.

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