The US FDA = Food and Drug Administration has announced that it has issued an emergency use permit for children aged 5 to 11 years for the third dose of the new coronavirus vaccine from pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.

Pfizer's vaccine is currently being boosted for the third time in total for people aged 12 and over in the United States, but the FDA has approved an emergency use for 5 to 11 years old on the 17th. Was announced.

Pfizer's clinical trials released last month showed that children aged 5 to 11 years, about 6 months after the second vaccination, were given a third dose of neutralizing antibodies that suppressed the action of the virus. In addition to the 6-fold increase, it is said to have been effective against Omicron strains.

No new concerns were raised about safety either.

In the United States, the average number of infected people reported per day on the 15th exceeded 90,000, which is about 2.5 times that of the same period last month, and the number of newly hospitalized people is increasing. ..

The FDA said, "The spread of the Omicron strain tends to infect and hospitalize more children, and the long-term health effects of the infection are also occurring. Additional vaccinations will continue to keep children. You can protect yourself from the new coronavirus. "