• Children aged five to 11 will begin getting vaccinated for Covid-19 in January 
  • Australia’s Covid-19 Commander said five million plus doses have been secured 
  • Kids rollout will ramp up at the end of January if the jab is approved by TGA

By Tita Smith For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 10:48 AEDT, 14 November 2021 | Updated: 11:05 AEDT, 14 November 2021

Children as young as five will start getting Covid-19 jabs by late January once Pfizer and Moderna‘s vaccines are approved.

Australia’s Covid vaccine coordinator Lieutenant-General John Frewen said the rollout could begin in early January, but will take a few weeks to ramp up.

Pfizer and Moderna gained provisional determinations for child vaccines – Moderna for six to 11-year-olds and Pfizer for kids as young as five.

Both need to be fully approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, then given the green light by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation.

Pfizer’s vaccine has 10 micrograms in each shot compared to the 30 micrograms given to those aged 12 and over.

Infants could also start getting jabs just weeks later with trials underway for vaccines to be used in children aged six months to five and 800,000 doses ordered for them. 

The results are due early next year and infants aged zero to four are only likely to have one shot if vaccinations are approved.

Lieutenant-General John Frewen (pictured) said more than five million Pfizer doses have been secured for children aged zero to 11

Lieutenant-General Frewen said Australia ordered more than five million doses so the program can kick off as soon as the green light is given.

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1 Comment

Bob - Enough · 14 November 2021 at 7:52 PM

First they came for the elderly (both via jabs and euthanasia), and I did not speak out—because I was not elderly.
Then they came for the middle aged and I did not speak out—because I ignored the requests.
Then they came for the young men and women, and I did not speak out—because I was not young anymore.
Then they came for the children, and I did not speak out—because I was not a child anymore; but that was enough for me.
and then they came for the babies … AND THAT IS WHEN THE WAR STARTED.

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