Australia vaccinating children against COVID-19 from 10 January 2022

Australia vaccinating children against COVID-19


Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program will be extended to all children aged 5 to 11 from 10 January 2022 after the Australian Government accepted recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI).


Australia vaccinating children against COVID-19 from 10 January 2022

A new formulation of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (Comirnaty) has been provisionally approved for use in children aged 5-11 years by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. This approval is based on the results of a recent clinical trial demonstrating that the vaccine is highly effective and that most side effects are mild and transient. ATAGI notes that real-world evidence on the safety of this vaccine in children aged 5-11 years is rapidly accumulating overseas.

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program will be extended to all children aged 5 to 11 from 10 January 2022 after the Australian Government accepted recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI).

Children will receive 2 doses of the vaccine, 8 weeks apart. The children’s dose is measured at one third of the dose for people aged 12 years and over.

Bookings will be open on 15 December 2021 using the Vaccine Clinic Finder, with appointments available from 10 January 2022.

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