COVID-19: Pfizer jab approved for 12 to 15-year-olds by United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency,

| 4th June 2021 | 0 Comments
Michael Binparuis, aged 15, receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in New York last month.

The UK’s medicines regulator has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said the decision followed a “rigorous review” of safety and effectiveness in that age group – and that the benefits of having the COVID jab outweighed the risks.

This means that The Cayman Islands will likely follow the advise of the UK, however those age 12-15 will most likely have to wait until the next shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the UK.

There have been 83,970 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands.  Of these, 45,195 (70% of 65,000) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 60% (38,775) have completed the two-dose course.

Category: Covid-19

About the Author ()

John Fleming is the Editor in Chief at Real Cayman News. He found RCN in 2020, to be a young voice in Cayman Media. John likes to write about Politics, Current Affairs, Education, Community and Health. You can contact John at 925 5511 or john.fleming@realcaymannews.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.