Review of the first COVID-19 shots for the youngest child expected to end in mid-July: Health Canada

On January 2, 2022, a person withdrew the Moderna vaccine while driving the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario. (Canadian Press / Lars Hagberg)

Federal health authorities say Submission from Moderna We aim to get the COVID-19 shot approved by a 6-month-old child.

A series of Tweet On July 5, Health Canada said it would make a decision by mid-July on approval. Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine For children from 6 months to 5 years old.

Moderna plans two COVID shots, each given at a quarter of the adult dose and at monthly intervals. If approved by Health Canada, they will be the first pharmaceutical companies to be allowed to provide vaccines to Canada’s youngest children.

Health Canada also said it received a submission from Pfizer-BioNTech on June 23 requesting approval of the vaccine for children aged 6 months to 4 years.

Meanwhile, Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos advises Canadians to inoculate COVID boosters every nine months to keep their vaccination status “up-to-date.”

“What exactly does the latest vaccination mean? To be clear, the latest means that you have received your last dose in the last nine months,” Duclos said on June 30. Said on the day. Press conference.

“If you’ve already received your first booster, that’s great. Make sure you qualify for a second or third booster to stay up to date.”

Isaac Theo


Isaac Teo is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.