TGA paves the way for under-fives COVID-19 vax

Pfizer has been given the green light to submit an application to extend use to the under-fives

The TGA has given approval for Pfizer to take the first step towards extending the use of its COVID-19 vaccine to children under five years of age.

The medical regulator has granted a provisional determination to Pfizer, which would allow the pharmaceutical company to apply to extend vaccine use to the younger cohort.

Pfizer's mRNA vaccine Comirnaty is already approved for those aged five and over in Australia, but US regulators recently approved its use in younger children.

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