FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for emergency use in kids 12-15

AP
By , 1010 WINS Newsroom

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Food & Drug Administration on Monday announced that it has authorized the Pfzier-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use for adolescents ages 12 to 15.

“The FDA’s expansion of the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age is a significant step in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock, M.D.

She added, “Today’s action allows for a younger population to be protected from COVID-19, bringing us closer to returning to a sense of normalcy and to ending the pandemic. Parents and guardians can rest assured that the agency undertook a rigorous and thorough review of all available data, as we have with all of our COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorizations.”

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