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FDA authorizes Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for use in adolescents



The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to let adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15 be vaccinated with the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, making it the first vaccine to be available for use in children under the age of 16.

The FDA announced Monday that it was altering the emergency use authorization for the vaccine. Its decision was based on a Phase 3 trial that showed the vaccine to be both safe and effective in the age group.

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