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    Australia urges Pfizer to approve use of COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 – 11 years old

    The Australian government has urged Pfizer to seek approval for administering the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine to children as young as five years old.

    Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt on Tuesday (21/9) pushed for Pfizer to have a COVID-19 vaccine approved for children aged 5-11 years in Australia.

    Quoted from the Xinhua page, Wednesday (22/9/2021), he did so after trials found a COVID-19 vaccine developed antibodies at the same level as strong in adolescents and young adults.

    “I advise you that Pfizer’s vaccine trial is showing promise in children under 12 years of age,” he wrote in a letter to Pfizer Australia and New Zealand managing director Anne Harris.

    “I encourage and invite Pfizer to submit a parallel application to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for Australian regulatory approval as soon as possible.”

    “If the TGA finds that the vaccine is safe and effective for children under the age of 12, the Australian government is well positioned to deliver this vaccine to that age group.”

    COVID-19 cases in Australia
    Australia on Wednesday (22/9) reported 1,681 new cases of locally acquired COVID-19, 17 of which were from the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

    New South Wales (NSW), Australia’s most populous state with Sydney as its capital, reported 1,035 new cases.

    While pentingnya togel data dalam prediksi hasil Victoria recorded 628 cases. Queensland has recorded one new local COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours.

    ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said compliance with Canberra’s strict lockdown remained high in general but the low number of tests was worrying.

    “The potential risk from the cases announced last night, especially the number in the community, is a concern,” he told reporters

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