FDA approves use of Pfizer vaccine in children aged 5-11

December 23, 2021 - 11:36 AM
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A vial labelled with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo)

MANILA — The Philippines’ food and drug agency has given emergency approval for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, its chief said on Thursday.

The benefits outweighed the risks and it is already being used for children in countries like the United States and Canada, food and drug agency chief Rolando Enrique Domingo told a public briefing. —Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales Editing by Ed Davies