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EU regulator authorizes Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 5-11

The EU drugs regulator has authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for kids. The EU drugs regulator has authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for kids. |  Photo: Arne Müseler / CC BY-SA 2.0

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Updated: November 25, 2021 02:57 PM
Created: November 25, 2021 02:56 PM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The European Union drugs regulator has authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for use on children aged from 5 to 11 years.

Thursday's move clears the way for shots to be administered to millions of elementary school children on the continent amid a new wave of infections sweeping across Europe.

It is the first time the European Medicines Agency has cleared a COVID-19 vaccine for use in young children.

The agency said it “recommended granting an extension of indication for the COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty to include use in children aged 5 to 11.”

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