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EMA to decide on extending COVID vaccine to kids aged 5 to 11

 - COVID-19 - Nov 23
EMA to decide on extending COVID vaccine to kids aged 5 to 11

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be discussing an application inputted by Pfizer-BioNTech to extend the Comirnaty COVID-19 jab to kids between ages of 5 to 11 on Thursday. 

The vaccine is as of yet approved for use in people aged 12 and over. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), 65% of Europe is fully vaccinated. 

This also follows the rollout of the booster dose, with Deputy Prime Minister having just received his own third jab and urging people to do the same. 

Malta is at the forefront of vaccinations as the rest of Europe lags behind and registers a massive spike in cases. Malta is also experiencing a significant rise in cases, but the focus on hospitalisations and deaths instead of cases allowed the Health Ministry to not add or remove any health restrictions. 

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