American multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporation Pfizer officially submitted its request for Health Canada to give the green light on its COVID-19 vaccine formulated explicitly for young children aged 5 to 11 years. The Canadian vaccine regulator recently approved the company’s vaccine for individuals 12 years old and up.
According to a press release from Pfizer on October 18, it has already filed a Supplemental New Drug Submission (sNDS) to Health Canada to approve the use of its COVID-19 vaccine, Comirnaty, for children aged 5 to 11 years old. The said press release also disclosed that they conducted a trial that included “2,268 participants” and used a “two-dose regimen of 10 μg doses.”
Notably, Pfizer is the first pharmaceutical company to ask for Health Canada’s approval regarding a COVID-19 vaccine specially formulated for kids aged 5 to 11. While the federal regulator still hasn’t given a date when it will announce its decision, it stressed that certain conditions and requirements must be met before the said approval is granted.
“Health Canada will only authorize the use of Comirnaty if the independent and thorough scientific review of all the data included in the submission showed that the benefits of the vaccine outweighed the potential risks in this age group,” the federal health agency pointed out in a statement regarding the said Pfizer vaccine.
Ever since the Canadian government implemented the roll-out of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, several reports of vaccine-induced adverse effects like myocarditis and pericarditis have surfaced, particularly among younger men between 18 to 24 years old. Moreover, accounts of individuals in the same age group who have experienced partial blindness, thrombosis, and even sudden death have also been documented.
Despite this still-rising number of reports concerning the adverse health effects of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Trudeau-led administration and its health policymakers are still pushing for total compliance for the jabs. They have even established a vaccination mandate that forces citizens to get the shots to access public establishments and events.
On a related note, University of Calgary professor and pediatrician Dr. Jim Kellner, the infectious disease expert who is championing the administration of COVID-19 vaccine among young children aged 5 to 11 years old, has been found to have received almost $2 million in grant funding from Pfizer. Yet, the media seems to deliberately sweep this information under the rug.