France approves Pfizer’s Pediatric vaccine for children under age of 5-11

Due to the spike of the omicron variant of coronavirus, France health authority has decided to give Pfizer’s Pediatric vaccine to children who fall under the age of 5 to 11 years old on Monday.

Authorities also said the vaccination will start from Wednesday, reported Associated Press.


Worries of Omicron variant has struct France as health authorities has announced to use Pfizer’s Pediatric dose to all children aged between 5 to 11 years.

Health Minister of France, Olivier Varian citing the fifth wave because of the delta variant as well the presence of the omicron variant said that they faced many difficulties while taking decisions with the ethical committee, medical Professionals, guardians, teachers, parents. Health Minister Olivier Varian said that France will give vaccination to the children from Wednesday onwards.

France was among the countries which suffered major health crisis due to COVID-19 during 2020, and it also witnessed higher rates of hospitalizations in the country.

France’s higher authorities decided not to celebrate New year’s eve this year but will not close restaurants and stores, furthermore it has not set the curfews as any other European countries did. Many other European countries have already closed their stores and restaurants to stem the spread of omicron.