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Canada announces approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-11 | FULL

CA, 19 Nov 2021
Canadian federal officials held a COVID-19 technical briefing Friday to share news regarding authorization of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children.

Canada is expecting an accelerated delivery of 2.9 million child-sized doses as soon as Health Canada provides regulatory approval, enough for a first dose for every child in the five to 11 age group.

Global News has confirmed that officials at the health agency are poised to announce their approval, which comes as COVID-19 cases continue fluctuating across much of the country amid a widespread shift to indoors caused by the colder weather.

In a statement Thursday, Pfizer Canada said the company is prepared to deliver the pediatric doses to Canada shortly following federal authorization.

Officials will also give an update Friday on recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).

For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/8386253/canada-approve-kids-19-vaccine-change-us-testing-rules/

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