Pfizer asks Brazil to authorize its vaccine against Covid-19 for children from 5 to 11 years old

The pharmaceutical Pfizer requested this Friday to the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) from Brazil authorizing the use of your vaccine anticoronavirus for infants between 5 and 11 years old, reported the Brazilian institution.

Anvisa “received the request from Pfizer to include the age group from 5 to 11 years in the indication of their Comirnaty vaccine, “he said in a statement.

Ordering Pfizer indicates that the dosage of the vaccine “will be adjusted and lower than that used for people over 12 years old” and will be distributed in different containers, he said. Anvisa.

PfizerFor his part, he indicated in a note that, according to a “preliminary analysis”, “a regimen of two doses of 10 micrograms of the vaccine was shown to be safe and capable of generating a high level of antibodies” in this age group.

Anvisa You have a period of 30 days to analyze the request for Pfizer, whose vaccine is applied in children from 5 to 11 years old in USA since November 2, after the endorsement of health regulators.

The agency will focus especially on “data on safety and adverse events” and on the adjustment of the dose, among other elements that it will analyze to grant authorization, explained the Brazilian regulator.

European authorities are analyzing requests for Pfizer and of Modern to be able to administer their vaccines to children.

In Brazil, the immunizer of Pfizer It was authorized for young people between the ages of 12 and 15 on June 11, but it has been registered in Brazil since February 23, when it was allowed to be used by people over 16 years of age.

With 213 million inhabitants, Brazil registers more than 610,000 deaths from the coronavirus, a figure exceeded only by USA, and at least 58.1% of the population received the complete scheme of the vaccine.

Ordering Pfizer it was formalized after Anvisa denounce to various authorities, including the Federal Police and the Attorney General’s Office, that its directors and various officials received death threats by email due to the possibility that the entity authorizes the anticovid vaccines for children from 5 to 11 years old.

The police announced an investigation into the case.


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