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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine now FDA authorized for those 12 to 15 years old

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized for more age ranges. Today the FDA cleared the way for those 12 to 15 years old to get the shot.
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The United States, still locked in a battle with COVID-19, has now allowed for another age group to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. In a press release published on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website, the agency announced new guidelines that will authorize the vaccine for “adolescents 12 through 15 years of age” on an emergency use basis.

Here’s what Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. had to say about the move:

“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. 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.”

As reported previously, Pfizer hopes to have the vaccine authorized for those ages 2 to 11 by September.