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Here’s A List Of Countries Vaccinating Children Against COVID-19

An advisory committee to the Indian regulator recommended emergency use of Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 shot for children aged 2 to 18. Approval from Drugs Control General of India is awaited

Here’s A List Of Countries Vaccinating Children Against COVID-19
Highlights
  • Brazil has approved the use of Pfizer's vaccine for children over 12
  • Norway is offering 1 dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children
  • Indonesia has recommended China's Sinovac vaccine for children aged 12-17

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s committee of outside experts will weigh in on authorisation of Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children aged 5-11. The panel’s vote to the FDA on Tuesday (October 26) is an important regulatory step toward inoculating millions of children in the United States, where schools are largely open for in-person learning. The FDA is not mandated follow the advice of its outside experts, but usually does.

But with many parts of the world still awaiting doses for more vulnerable people, the World Health Organisation has urged countries and companies that control the global supply of the vaccines to prioritize supply to COVAX.

Also Read: Mix-and-match Vaccines Highly Effective Against COVID-19: Lancet Study

The following is a list of some countries that have approved or are considering vaccinating children:

EU Countries

* On Oct. 18, the EU’s medicines regulator said it had started evaluating the use of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine in 5 to 11-year-old children.

* In June, Denmark said it would offer COVID-19 shots to children aged 12-15 to boost its overall immunity against the virus.

* France has started vaccinating those from 12 years upwards, provided they have parental consent.

* Germany in August agreed to make vaccination available to all children aged 12-17.

* Austria has started vaccinating children aged 12-15.

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* Estonia could start vaccinating teenagers by the autumn, public broadcaster ERR reported, citing the head of the government’s COVID-19 council.

* Hungary started vaccinating 16 to 18-year-olds in mid-May, according to Xinhua news agency.

* Italy on May 31 approved extending the use of Pfizer’s vaccine to 12-15 year olds.

* Lithuania’s prime minister said the country could start vaccinating children from age 12 in June, news site Delfi reported.

* Spain begun vaccinating children between 12 and 17 years old around two weeks before the academic year in September, the health minister said.

* Swedish PM says children aged 12-15 will be offered COVID vaccine later this autumn.

* Greece in July said children aged 12-15 could be vaccinated against COVID-19 with Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna shots.

* Finland’s capital Helsinki in June said it will begin giving COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 12 to 15 who are at risk of contracting a severe coronavirus infection.

* On July 27, Ireland lowered the age for COVID-19 vaccination to 12 years.

* Poland started offering COVID-19 vaccines to children of ages 12-15.

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Europe (Non-EU)

* Britain’s top medical advisers in September recommended that 12 to 15-year-olds receive a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

* Switzerland approved on June 4 vaccinating 12 to 15-year-olds with Pfizer’s shot, while Moderna’s shot was approved in August for the age group.

* In September, Norway started to offer one dose of Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 12 to 15

* San Marino has opened vaccinations for children aged 12-15, reported San Marino RTV, citing its Institute for Social Security.

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Middle East

* In August, Israel on Sunday began offering a COVID-19 booster to children as young as 12.

* The United Arab Emirates said in August rolled out China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 3-17.

* Bahrain approved Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 3-11 from Oct. 27.

Asia-Pacific

* Indonesia on June 28 recommended China’s Sinovac vaccine for children aged 12-17.

* An advisory committee to the Indian regulator recommended emergency use of Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 shot in the 2 to 18 age-group. The regulator’s nod is awaited.

Also Read: Expert Panel Recommends COVID Vaccine Covaxin In 2-18 Age Group

* New Zealand’s medicines regulator has provisionally approved use of Pfizer’s vaccine for 12-15 year olds, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on June 21.

* Australia said on Sept. 12 it will expand its COVID-19 vaccination drive to include around one million children aged 12-15.

* China on June 5 approved emergency use of Sinovac’s vaccine for those between three and 17.

* Hong Kong said on June 3 it would open its vaccine scheme to children over the age of 12.

* Singapore opened up its vaccination programme to adolescents aged 12-18 from June 1.

* Japan on May 28 approved the use of Pfizer’s vaccine for those aged 12 and above.

* The Philippines on May 26 decided to allow the Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for emergency use in children aged 12-15.

* Jordan in July begun vaccinating children aged 12 years and older against COVID-19.

Also Read: Decision On Vaccination Of Children To Be Based On Scientific Rationale: Dr V K Paul

Americas

* The COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech will be the only one used in Mexico for at-risk children aged 12-17.

* Brazil on June 11 approved use of Pfizer’s vaccine for children over 12.

* On Sept. 6, Chile approved the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd for use in children over 6 years of age.

* Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking clearance for a 10 microgram dose version of the vaccine in children aged 5-11, versus 30 mg for everyone over the age of 12. The shot has been authorized for ages 12-15 since May and cleared for everyone over 16 since December.

* Canada in early May approved use of Pfizer’s vaccine for use in children aged 12-15. On Oct. 18, Health Canada received a submission from Pfizer/Biontech to authorize the use of shot in children between 5 and 11 years of age.

* Cuba’s vaccination campaign includes children as young as two.

* On Sept. 13, El Salvador cleared the use of COVID-19 vaccine in 6 to 11-year-old children.

Africa

* South Africa will start vaccinating children between the ages of 12 and 17 next week using the Pfizer vaccine.

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(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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World

26,06,51,261Cases
22,14,73,133Active
3,39,88,797Recovered
51,89,331Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,06,51,261 and 51,89,331 have died; 22,14,73,133 are active cases and 3,39,88,797 have recovered as on November 27, 2021 at 4:06 am.

India

3,45,63,749 8,318Cases
1,07,0193,114Active
3,39,88,797 10,967Recovered
4,67,933 465Deaths
In India, there are 3,45,63,749 confirmed cases including 4,67,933 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,07,019 and 3,39,88,797 have recovered as on November 27, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,33,105

12,153 699

64,80,061 665

1,40,891 34

Kerala

51,24,618 4,677

50,109 2,343

50,35,384 6,632

39,125 388

Karnataka

29,94,963 402

6,640 119

29,50,130 277

38,193 6

Tamil Nadu

27,23,991 746

8,418 24

26,79,130 759

36,443 11

Andhra Pradesh

20,72,198 184

2,163 31

20,55,603 214

14,432 1

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,368 8

91 0

16,87,368 8

22,909

West Bengal

16,13,451 710

7,847 20

15,86,165 721

19,439 9

Delhi

14,40,807 23

301 8

14,15,411 31

25,095

Odisha

10,48,228 219

2,216 5

10,37,609 222

8,403 2

Chhattisgarh

10,06,706 33

319 7

9,92,794 26

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,715 21

174 19

9,45,586 2

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,354 27

308 7

8,16,954 34

10,092

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,097 9

103 1

7,82,466 8

10,528

Haryana

7,71,643 21

158 2

7,61,431 19

10,054

Bihar

7,26,209 5

45 1

7,16,501 6

9,663

Telangana

6,75,319 171

3,534 3

6,67,798 167

3,987 1

Assam

6,16,312 175

2,791 44

6,07,435 219

6,086

Punjab

6,03,173 41

335 21

5,86,245 18

16,593 2

Jharkhand

3,49,196 12

109 0

3,43,947 12

5,140

Uttarakhand

3,44,169 13

144 13

3,36,618 26

7,407

Jammu And Kashmir

3,36,237 174

1,719 13

3,30,048 157

4,470 4

Himachal Pradesh

2,26,859 102

827 8

2,22,190 107

3,842 3

Goa

1,78,799 34

266 11

1,75,152 22

3,381 1

Mizoram

1,33,921 359

4,227 111

1,29,206 469

488 1

Puducherry

1,28,825 31

321 3

1,26,632 28

1,872

Manipur

1,25,098 28

674 13

1,22,456 39

1,968 2

Tripura

84,771 10

80 4

83,871 6

820

Meghalaya

84,394 16

335 4

82,591 20

1,468

Chandigarh

65,438 8

48 7

64,570 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,260 2

33 1

54,947 3

280

Sikkim

32,207 9

119 6

31,685 15

403

Nagaland

32,096 4

136 5

31,264 9

696

Ladakh

21,467 32

243 8

21,011 24

213

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

1 0

10,678

4

Lakshadweep

10,394 11

29 11

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,678 1

3 0

7,546 1

129

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