The FDA has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a lower-strength (10 mcg/0.2 mL) formulation of the mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) for use in children 5-11 years old.1 The original formulation of Comirnaty (30 mcg/0.3 mL) is FDA-licensed for use in persons ≥16 years old and available under an EUA for use in adolescents 12-15 years old.2,3

CLINICAL STUDIES — A study compared the immunogenicity of a 10-mcg dose of Comirnaty in 264 children 5-11 years old with that of a 30-mcg dose in 253 persons 16-25 years old. Geometric mean titer levels of...  Continue reading

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The FDA has expanded the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for the mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) and Moderna (Spikevax) to include administration of a booster dose for all adults ≥18 years old after primary immunization with either the same COVID-19 vaccine or a different one. Booster doses of these vaccines were previously ... Continue reading