Australia should wait before rolling out COVID-19 vax to kids: paediatricians

Although the US is poised to vaccinate pre-teens, Australian immunisation experts suggest waiting for more data

Australia does not need to rush into vaccinating all 5-11-year-olds against COVID-19 while data are limited, say paediatric infectious diseases specialists.

Professor Robert Booy
Professor Robert Booy.

This week, the US moved ahead in its plan to roll out vaccination in this age group after backing by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for emergency use of a lower dose of Pfizer’s