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COVID-19: Italy to start vaccinating 5-11-year-olds

Medicines agency AIFA gives all clear, says jab safe, effective

(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 2 - Italy is set to start vaccinating children aged five to 11 for COVID-19 this month after Italian medicines agency gave the all-clear for the Pfizer jab to be used in this age group.
    The younger children will have a third of the dose that adolescents are getting.
    They ill have two doses, three weeks apart from each other. AIFA, which gave the green light after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the COVID jab for this age group, said the vaccine "shows a high level of effectiveness and no alert signals in terms of safety have been highlighted at the moment".
    Health Undersecretary Andrea Costa said the aim was to start vaccinating five-to-11-year-olds for COVID before Christmas.


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