Vaccination for 5 to 11 years


Published 16 December 2021


Pfizer has trialled their COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 years and the vaccine is being used overseas to protect this age group.

The Ministry of Health are already planning for a rollout of the Pfizer vaccine to tamariki aged 5 and over. Medsafe is following the same robust review process that it does for all other vaccines and medicines that it approves for use in New Zealand.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

In the meantime, here’s a webinar about the science behind the 5 – 11-year-olds Pfizer vaccine. This is well worth a watch - see here.

For more information, visit the Ministry of Health website.