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FDA Authorizes Pfizer Vaccine Use In Children As Young As 12


What Happened:

  • On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration expanded emergency use authorization for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine to include children ages 12-15 years old.

  • Pfizer had previously conducted a trial with 2,260 adolescent volunteers, the vaccine was shown to be 100% effective at preventing Covid-19 in children aged 12-15.

  • The authorization sets the stage for a vaccine rollout for young teens before the start of the new school year.


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