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Health Canada approves a COVID-19 booster for children 5 to 11 years of age

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News Health: Health Canada has approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine as a booster dose for children aged five to 11.

Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said Friday that getting vaccines up-to-date ahead of the fall is a “top priority.”

The 10-microgram booster dose can be given at least six months after completing a primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine, Tam said.

The recommendations also say a bivalent vaccine will be available for use in adults in the coming months, but “it is unclear if/when a pediatric bivalent vaccine would become available as trials are still underway.”

Vaccine uptake in the five to 11 age group is much lower than in all older demographics, with about 42 per cent of kids aged five to 11 vaccinated with two doses, according to federal data as of July 17.

The vaccine rate in every older demographic is higher than 83 per cent. Booster uptake among teenagers is quite low, with almost 19 per cent of youth aged 12 to 17 receiving a booster eight months after NACI authorized them to get one.

However, booster uptake among teenagers is also quite low, with fewer than one in five teens aged 12 to 17 receiving a booster eight months after NACI authorized them to get one. Tam says nationally the latest wave of COVID-19 appears to be either at or past its peak, with cases and hospitalizations declining in most regions.

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