The two doses could be administered three weeks aside.
The knowledge present that the two-dose main sequence of the vaccine given to youngsters from 5 to lower than 12 years of age confers a excessive diploma of protecting efficacy towards Covid-19 throughout a interval when the Delta variant of concern predominates within the US.
The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is scheduled to satisfy on October 26 to debate whether or not to authorise the jab.
If authorised, it might be the primary Covid-19 vaccine for youthful youngsters.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is at present totally authorized for folks ages 16 and older, and has an EUA for kids aged 12 to fifteen.
Friday’s announcement comes simply days after the White House unveiled a plan to roll out Covid-19 vaccines for kids aged from 5 to 11.
“In anticipation of the FDA’s independent advisory committee meeting on October 26 and the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) independent advisory committee meeting on November 2-3, today the Biden Administration is announcing a plan to ensure that, if a vaccine is authorized for children ages 5-11, it is quickly distributed and made conveniently and equitably available to families across the country,” the White House stated in an announcement on Wednesday.
The newest plan “will mobilise a comprehensive effort across the public and private sectors to ensure that we have the supply, the sites, and the support needed to get our nation’s children vaccinated and protected against the virus”, it added.