Pfizer jab for kids could be ready by Thanksgiving - WH

Thursday, 07. October 2021 21:48

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE's vaccine for children between the ages of five and 11 could be ready for distribution as early as this Thanksgiving, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeffrey Zients stated on Thursday.

Zients voiced his optimism the treatment will be available by that time but noted it first must receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Earlier in the day, Pfizer confirmed it has sent the FDA a request to have the vaccine for kids receive emergency use authorization (EUA).

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