Pfizer may soon have vaccine available for children 5-11

Currently there are no COVID-19 vaccines available in Canada for children under the age of 12. But that could soon be changing.

Pfizer has indicated that they have submitted initial data to Health Canada for use of their COVID-19 vaccination for Children age 5-11.

The initial trials saw Pfizer test a much lower dose, a third of an amount given to adults,  in a study involving close to 2,300 elementary or kindergarten-aged children. After receiving the second dose, the study shows the children had antibody levels just as high as teenagers or young adults who received regular strength shots.

Meanwhile, Moderna is currently studying its COVID-19 vaccine in elementary school-aged children.

Both Pfizer and Moderna are studying even younger children as well, including those who are six months old.

Results are expected later in the year.

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