Corona vaccines are being administered around the globe for the prevention of the recent global pandemic. Several vaccines have been prepared for this purpose. However, recently, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has approved the provision of the Pfizer vaccine to children between the ages of five and 11 in the kingdom. Keep reading for more.
Request for Approval by Saudi Food and Drug Authority
According to sources, Pfizer Company said in a statement that it had requested approval from the Saudi Food and Drug Authority to allow Saudi health agencies to provide Pfizer vaccines to children five years of age and older.
Approval Based on Research and Experiments
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine for children five years of age and older, following research and experiments that have shown that children in this category can be given the Pfizer vaccine.
Use of Pfizer Vaccine in the Country
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) had approved the registration of the Pfizer vaccine in the country on December 10, 2020. Pfizer company had applied for approval and only then did the state’s health institutions import the Pfizer vaccine and start using it.
Due to the recent outburst of the deadly virus, every citizen needs to get vaccinated for not only their safety but also the safety of others. Saudi Arabia is providing free vaccination for its citizens. Four kinds of vaccines are being administered in the Kingdom. Pfizer vaccine is one of them and now it is also approved for children aged 5 to 11. For more, visit our website. Stay tuned to Saudi expat news.