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COVID-19: Canada Authorises Pfizer Vaccine For Kids Aged 12 And Above

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Updated May 5, 2021
(FILES) In this file photo Pfizer vaccines are seen kept on the table at the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center in Miami, Florida on April 15, 2021.  CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

 

Canada has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in children aged 12 years and up, becoming the first nation to do so.

Canada’s Health Chief Medical Advisor, Supriya Sharma, disclosed this on Wednesday during a news conference.

“This is the first vaccine authorized in Canada for the prevention of COVID-19 in children and marks a significant milestone in Canada’s fight against the pandemic,” she said.

Data from clinical trials show the vaccine is as safe for adolescents as it is for adults.

AFP