The Ministry of Health of Seychelles will restart offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adults and adolescents 12 years and older, at regional Government health centres, as from 9th March 2023.
This is in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), relevant scientific research and discussions with the manufacturer, has issued a notice that shelf-life of all batches of the adult/adolescent formulation of Pfizer vaccines can be extended to 18 months from date of manufacture.
The communiqué has been discussed at the National Immunisation Technical Advisory Group and the recommendations sent to the Ministry of Health. The Ministry has maintained the adult/adolescent formulation Pfizer doses in ideal storage conditions in expectation of such an extension, and as such has deemed them valid for use through to 30th June 2023.
The Ministry of Health also notes that similar research is underway globally, for ascertaining stability of the paediatric formulation of the Pfizer vaccine, beyond its labelled shelf life.
Vaccines for children aged 5-11 years will also be on offer at the same centres. The key recommendations for vaccination by age-groups are as follows:
Children 5-11 years (paediatric formulation)
Adolescents 12-17 years (adult/adolescent formulation)
Adults 18y+ (adult/adolescent formulation)
Reference: Official Communication from Dr Rogério Gaspar, Director of Regulation and Prequalification Department, World Health Organisation, dated 1 February 2023.
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COVID-19 VACCINATION SCHEDULE FOR CHILDREN AGE 5-11YEARS OLD/ ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS
The schedule for administration of Covid-19 Vaccination to children aged 5-11-year-old, remain the same in all health centres until 28th April, 2023.
For more information please contact the Chief Executive Officer of the Health Care Agency on 4388000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org