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Pfizer submits request for vaccine use in adolescents

A request has been sent from the manufacturers of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to allow its use in adolescents.

None of the four Covid-19 vaccines that have been licensed in Ireland have been made available for those aged 12-15 years old.

A phase-three clinical trial that was conducted among 2,260 young people in this age group showed that the vaccine had a 100% efficacy rate and was well tolerated.

Pfizer/BioNTech, which has supplied 72% of the vaccines that have been administered in Ireland so far, has submitted its test data to the EMA along with their request to extend the use of the vaccine for 12-15-year-olds throughout Europe.

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