BREAKING: Illinois Vaccines For Kids Ages 5-11 Coming Soon, How Soon Will They Be Here?
BREAKING NEWS: Vaccines could be available to schoolchildren ages 5-11 throughout Illinois as soon as later this year, according to reports out of Frankfurt, Germany.
The company behind the vaccines, BioNTech will be requesting approval for its covid-19 vaccine use in kids 5-11 across the globe over the
next few weeks and preparations for a launch are on track, the biotech firm’s two top executives told German newspaper Der Spiegel.
“Already over the next few weeks we will file the results of our trial in five to 11 year olds with regulators across the world and will request approval of the vaccine in this age group, also here in Europe,” Chief Medical Officer Oezlem Tuereci said to Der Spiegel.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has already said in press conferences that once the vaccines are available, they will be adopted statewide.
BioNTech is expected to file its regulatory dossier for use in 5-11 year olds later this month. It is also expected to seek approval for vaccine use in children from 6 months to 2 years old by the end of the year.
“Things are looking good, everything is going according to plan,” BioNTech Chief Executive Ugur Sahin told Der Spiegel.
While in the U.S., children only as young as 12 are able to get the vaccine, other countries have begun to adopt policies for younger kids to receive it.
Israel has said children as young as 5 can get the Pfizer-BioNTech shot if they suffer from conditions that make them particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.
Chile has approved use of the vaccine for children as young as 6.
China has approved use of the vaccine for children as young as 3.
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