First shipments of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for kids to arrive on Wednesday

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Paediatric doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. (PHOTO: Pfizer)
Paediatric doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. (PHOTO: Pfizer)

SINGAPORE — The first shipment of paediatric doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive in Singapore on Wednesday (22 December).

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said that the arrival will enable the city-state to start vaccinations for children aged five to 11 at the end of the month as planned.

"The Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty COVID-19 paediatric vaccine has met quality, safety and efficacy standards and has been approved by the Health Sciences Authority for use in children aged 5 to 11 years. The Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination has also recommended its use for this age group," it said in the media release.

MOH is working with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) on details on the rollout of vaccination for this age group. 

"The extension of vaccination to include children aged 5 to 11 years will strengthen our collective resilience against the evolving COVID-19 situation, and we encourage everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated when the it is offered to them," the ministry said.

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