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Pfizer & BioNTech ask EU to grant Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds

Pfizer & BioNTech have submitted a request for European Union drug regulators to extend the approval of the companies’ coronavirus vaccine to include children aged 12 to 15.

In a statement today, the two companies said their submission to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) was based on an advanced study in more than 2,000 adolescents that showed the vaccine to be safe and effective.

The children will continue to be monitored for longer-term protection and safety for another two years.

The move could offer young people and adolescents the opportunity to receive a Covid-19 vaccine for the first time.

The Covid-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech was the first to be approved by the EMA in December.

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