San Francisco Chronicle

Vaccine OKd for ages 1215


Dr. Supriya Sharma, chief medical adviser at Health Canada, on Wednesday confirmed the approval of Pfizer’s vaccine for ages 12 to 15. The U.S. Food and Drug Administra­tion also is expected to authorize Pfizer’s vaccine for the young by next week, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year. Preliminar­y results in late March from a Pfizer study of 2,260 U.S. volunteers ages 12 to 15 indicated there were no cases among fully vaccinated adolescent­s compared with 18 among those given dummy shots.

Vaccinatio­ns have ramped up in Canada, which expects to receive at least 10 million vaccines this month. More than 34% of Canadians have received at least one dose.

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