If you're a parent, it is normal to feel worried for your child as there are chances that they might catch the coronavirus as they are not vaccinated.

Don't worry; here’s a piece of news that would bring some relief to you.

Now it's the younglings' turn

The government is set to procure Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for children between the ages of five to 12, The Star reported.

This move was made following the recommendation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), confirmed Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

"With the FDA panel recommending Pfizer jab for 5 to 12 years old, Malaysia will go forward with our procurement of Pfizer for kids. We will also look at other options like Sinovac," Khairy said in a tweet.

According to the report, the FDA’s vaccine advisory committee had, on 26 October, endorsed the Pfizer vaccine for children aged five to 11.

Prior to this, Pfizer had said that its vaccine for children was more than 90 per cent effective in preventing asymptomatic infection.

This would come as good news for parents as the government plans to reopen schools as 82.4 per cent of the nation’s adolescents were partially vaccinated while 62 per cent have received both doses.

You can breathe a sigh of relief, parents.

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