Thai FDA authorizes Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11

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Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the Comirnaty Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech for children aged between 5 and 11 years old.

Dr. Paisarn Dunkum, Deputy Secretary-General of the FDA, revealed today, December 20th, that the vaccine authorization was extended from previously for children aged 12 and over to children aged 5-11 years old.

This Comirnaty vaccine becomes the first FDA-approved vaccine to be administered for children in this age range.

The Pfizer vaccination will be injected intramuscularly and was reduced to 10 micrograms, accounting for one-third of a dose for people aged 12 years and more. The children of the age range will receive two injections, each for 21 days apart.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.