UK: In a big step amid the continued battle in opposition to Covid-19 and predicted scare of third wave of the dealy virus, the (*12*) medicines regulator has appoved Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for for adolescents aged 12 to fifteen after a “rigorous overview”. The Pfizer vaccine is already authorized to be used in folks aged 16 and over.
Dr June Raine, chief govt of the Medicines and Healthcare merchandise Regulatory Agency (MHRA) mentioned the protection of the vaccine in 12-15 yr olds could be fastidiously monitored.
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“We have fastidiously reviewed medical trial information in kids aged 12 to fifteen years and have concluded that the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is secure and efficient on this age group and that the advantages of this vaccine outweigh any threat,” June Raine mentioned, as quoted by Reuters.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) are but to resolve whether or not this age group would come beneath the vaccine deployment programme.
Last month in May, US had authorized the 2-dose vaccine to youngsters ages 12 to fifteen. According to studies, the Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer and BioNTech’s request and licensed using the Covid-19 vaccine to youngsters ages 12 to fifteen on an emergency use foundation.
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In late March, the vaccine makers claimed that the dose of discovered to be 100 per cent efficient in a medical trial of greater than 2,000 adolescents. Untill now, the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine was licensed to be used in folks 16 and older.
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