Covid-19: Bahrain approves Pfizer vaccine for children aged 5-11

Decision came after a study involving 3,100 children



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By Reuters

Published: Tue 2 Nov 2021, 9:44 AM

Last updated: Tue 2 Nov 2021, 9:45 AM

Gulf state Bahrain has approved the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use for children aged between 5 and 11 years, the government media office said on Tuesday.

The decision came after a study involving 3,100 children aged between 5 and 11 were administered with the vaccine found it to be 90.7% effecting in that age group, said the statement, citing the National Health Regulatory Authority.

None of the children involved in the study showed severe side effects, it said.

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Bahrain will be supplied with doses from the manufacturer for the 5-11 age group from the start of 2022, it said.


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