ATAGI greenlights Pfizer vax for kids with an eight-week interval

The COVID-19 vaccine should not be mandatory for youngsters, the immunisation specialists add

ATAGI has backed an eight-week interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses for 5-11-year-olds, saying the longer gap could boost efficacy and minimise adverse events.

The expert group has also endorsed co-administration of Pfizer’s paediatric vaccine with any other childhood vaccine, as this is unlikely to affect vaccine effectiveness.