Pfizer and BioNTech start testing the corona vaccine on children

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The pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and BioNTech have started testing the coronavirus vaccine on children under eleven years of age.

“Together with our partner BioNTech, we have administered the first doses to healthy children in a global study over three phases to assess the safety, tolerance, and vaccine immunogenicity of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine,” Pfizer said in a statement to the AFP news agency.

According to details published on clinicaltrials.gov, this involves testing three different levels of vaccine doses on children under eleven years of age. 

Vaccine testing of children between the ages of 12 and 15 is already underway.

Moderna and AstraZeneca are already conducting similar vaccine testing on children. Johnson & Johnson also plans to do so.

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