September 16, 2021

Regulator approves Pfizer vaccine for children over 12 in SA

The approval of the Pfizer vaccine means that the South African government can now offer vaccinations to teenagers.

Regulator approves Pfizer vaccine for children over 12 in SA

Regulator approves Pfizer vaccine for children over 12 in SA photo credit: Canva

South Africa has approved the use of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children over the age of 12.

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority said that the approval follows a review of updated safety and efficacy information and doesn’t translate into a procurement decision.

Regulators approved the Pfizer vaccine for local use in adults in March. The approval comes after Sinovac Biotech said that a Covid-19 vaccine trial in infants, children and adolescents will take place in South Africa as part of a global study.

The approval of the Pfizer vaccine means that the South African government can now offer vaccinations to children and teenagers.

Sources: BusinessTech, Moneyweb

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