Pfizer vaccine to be used for children over 12 once it is supplied

Pfizer vaccine to be used for children over 12 once it is supplied

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has stated that if T&T gets a batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines from the United States, it will be set aside for children of secondary school age.

Speaking at Saturday’s media briefing, Dr Rowley pointed out that the Pfizer vaccine is the only one currently approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for children over the age of 12.

He said: “If we get our hands on a supply from the United States, the first call on those vaccines would be our high school age population and that will put us in good stead to present them at school in September.”

With Government aiming to reopen schools in September, he says it makes sense that secondary school children are given priority for this particular jab.

Dr Rowley added: “If there are any of you out there waiting for the Pfizer (vaccine), as long as you are not in the secondary population, you will be waiting.”

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