Pfizer has pulled its FDA request to authorize a 2-dose shot for kids under 5, saying it will 'wait for the 3-dose data'

Friday - 11/02/2022 20:38
Parents of kids aged 0-5 will have to wait until at least April for a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer.
9-year-old Owen Malloy received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 on November 5, 2021, in Chicago. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
9-year-old Owen Malloy received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 on November 5, 2021, in Chicago. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

No COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5 is going to be available this month after all.

Pfizer announced on Friday that it will continue to "wait for the three-dose data" from its COVID-19 vaccine trial in kids 6 months to 5 years of age, before submitting for an Emergency Use Authorization with the US Food and Drug Administration this spring. 

"Given that the study is advancing at a rapid pace, the companies will wait for the three-dose data as Pfizer and BioNTech continue to believe it may provide a higher level of protection in this age group," the pharmaceutical company said in a release. "The companies expect to have three-dose protection data available in early April."

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