Canada to receive 2.9M Pfizer doses to begin vaccinating 5 to 11 year-olds once approved, Trudeau says – CBC

Pfizer has formally asked Health Canada for approval of its COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11

Oct 21, 2021

Canada will receive enough vaccine doses from Pfizer to allow all children aged five to 11 to get a first dose shortly after Health Canada approves it for that age group, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today.

Trudeau also urged parents to be patient while waiting for Health Canada to review the vaccine.

“I know parents are all going to be eager to get their kids vaccinated as quickly and as soon as possible. I want people to be patient,” he said.

“It is extremely important that [Health Canada] go through all the full processes necessary so that every parent can have confidence when these vaccines do get approved that they will be safe for their children.”

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