Canada says decision on allowing Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children still weeks away

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

OTTAWA (Reuters) – A Canadian decision on whether to approve Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 5 to 11 will not come before mid- to end-November, a senior official said on Friday.

“I think we’re still at least a few weeks away from a final decision … we’ve received some additional information just this past week that we’rem looking through,” Supriya Sharma, the federal health ministry’s chief medical adviser, told a briefing.

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