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Covid-19 pandemic: WHO panel for use of Pfizer jab on 5-11-year olds

The recommendation comes after the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunisation held a meeting on Wednesday

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The World Health Organisation on Friday recommended extending the use of a reduced dosage of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 5 to 11 years old.

The recommendation comes after the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunisation held a meeting on Wednesday to evaluate the vaccine. It is currently recommended for use in people aged 12 and above.

The recommended dosage for the young is 10 micrograms instead of 30 micrograms offered to those 12 and older.
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First Published: Jan 22 2022 | 1:44 AM IST

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