Covid vaccines for children aged 5-11 will be available in the EU from 13 December. This was announced by Urusula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission. “I talked to Pfizer / BioNTech again about vaccines for children” between the ages of 5 and 11. “Good news: I am able to accelerate. In other words, vaccines for children will be available starting December 13,” said von der Leyen, at a press conference in Brussels.
In Italy, according to Adnkronos Health, the opinion of the Technical Scientific Commission (Cts) of the Italian pharmaceutical agency Aifa is expected in these hours. The meeting of the CTS during which the issue will be addressed, following the green light received last week by the European Medicines Agency Ema, will begin today 1 December and will continue until Friday 3. The experts are convened for all three days from 9 to 19.
The green light from Ema, the European drug agency, to Pfizer’s covid vaccine for the 5-11 year old age group arrived on 25 November. The benefits, according to the institution, outweigh the risks. The agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended granting an extension of the indication for Pfizer / BioNTech’s Covid Comirnaty vaccine. The vaccine is already approved for ages 12 and up.