Canada Approves COVID
Canada Approves COVID Booster Vaccine For Children 5-11 Denmark Is Doing The Opposite

Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, announced that Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID booster vaccine has been authorized to be used as a booster for children aged 5-11. Health Canada has authorized 10 microgram booster doses for children.

Under new guidance also released on Friday, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) strongly recommended the booster dose be offered to children who have underlying medical conditions, including immunocompromised kids.

Following news of the approval, provinces across the country will be examining their vaccine programs to make booster doses available to children, less than 50 per cent of children aged five to 11 are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with two doses.

Meanwhile, Danish paediatricians question COVID-19 jab for children after Norwegian decision. Danish paediatricians are calling on the Danish Health Authority to review whether it should continue to recommend the COVID-19 vaccine for children in Denmark. This comes after Norway’s health authorities said they would not recommend them for children aged 5-11.

The Danish government said it continues to encourage unvaccinated people 18 and older to be vaccinated, as they are at a higher risk for serious illness. The risk for COVID-19 is greater the older people become, so the Danish government said it will target those 40 years old and older. It added younger people might benefit from vaccines if they have risk factors such as chronic diseases and severe obesity.

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