Health Canada to approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11 on Friday: sources – GLOBAL

November 18, 2021

Health Canada is expected to announce Friday that it has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in Canadian children between the ages of five and 11, a key demographic as the fight to control the spread of the virus ramps up ahead of winter.

Global News has confirmed that officials at the health agency are poised to announce their approval, which comes as COVID-19 cases continue fluctuating across much of the country amid a widespread shift to indoors caused by the colder weather.

Children aged five to 11 have been unable to get vaccinated so far.

That’s caused significant challenges for families as schools attempt to crack down on symptoms like coughs to mitigate the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.

The Toronto Star first reported on the expected approval on Thursday.

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