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EMA recommends Covid-19 vaccination for children as young as 5

The European Medicines Agency's (EMA) special committee, the CHMP, has recommended the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11.

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On Thursday, the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommends the approval of Covid-19 developed by Pfizer and Biontech for use in children aged 5 to 11 years.

The extended indication of the vaccine, which is known as Comirnaty, will still need to be officially approved by the European Commission before children as young as 5 can receive their first shots. This approval, however, is typically considered a mere formality.

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