Government looking to vaccinate 5 to 11 year olds as teenagers prepare for their second jab

Children five to eleven-year-olds are in line to receive the Pfizer vaccine once the government has given the go-ahead.

Premier Dalton Tagelagi said that he has been in discussions with the New Zealand High Commissioner on the availability and access to the Pfizer vaccines for 5 to 11-year-olds.

It’s understood that Medsafe New Zealand, the country’s medical authority on regulating Medicines and Medical Devices Safety only last week received the application from Pfizer-BioNTech for the vaccines for 5 – 11-year-olds.

Meanwhile, the 138 children, twelve to sixteen-year-olds who took their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine six weeks ago, will be taking their second jab on Friday the 19th of November.

Health officials confirmed ninety-eight percent of the children in this age group took the first jab and will complete their double jab. There are 141 children on the island in this age group.

Premier Tagelagi told BCN news last week that he is grateful to the New Zealand government for the assistance to the children’s vaccination programme for Niue.

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