San Francisco Chronicle

Vaccine OKd for ages 1215

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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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