Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children over 12 sanctioned by Brazil
June 19, 2021
World

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children over 12 sanctioned by Brazil

SAO PAULO (BRAZIL) – Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine for children over 12 years of age has been sanctioned by Brazil. The country’s health regulator Anvisa made the announcement.

Anvisa said it approved the measure after seeing studies, conducted outside Brazil, that showed safety and efficacy for the age group.

The vaccine, the first in Brazil to receive definitive approval from Anvisa, was already authorized for use on adolescents aged 16 and over, the regulator said. It added that the Pfizer vaccine was currently the only one authorized to be used on minors.

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