BC to start immunizing children 12 years of age and older; I hope the first dose will be done by June – fr

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British Columbia health officials said on Wednesday they will begin immunizing children 12 and older across the province in the coming months.

In an impromptu availability, provincial health worker Dr Bonnie Henry said many doses of the vaccine would arrive in the province over the next few months and that they hope to have children 12 and older with their vaccine vaccinated. first dose of Pfizer. BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine before the end of June.

Henry said it was about 300,000 people.









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She added that it is important for the 12 and over age group to get vaccinated, as transmission among adults has “declined significantly” since more and more people have been vaccinated.

With anyone 12 years and older receiving the vaccine, it is hoped that this will significantly decrease transmission within this age group as well.

Health Canada announced Wednesday that it is authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 15, which means the vaccine is now approved for anyone over 12 in Canada.

Until now, the shot had only been approved for Canadians over the age of 16.


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“This is the first vaccine authorized in Canada for the prevention of COVID-19 in children and marks an important milestone in Canada’s fight against the pandemic,” said Health Canada’s Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. Supriya Sharma.

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Canada is the first country in the world to extend this approval to children, added Sharma.

The announcement comes after drugmakers said their vaccine was found to be safe and effective and produced robust antibody responses in children ages 12 to 15 in a clinical trial late last month.

The trial involved 2,200 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15.

-with files from Rachael Gilmore.

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