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EU regulator OKs Pfizer vaccine for kids 5-11


THE HAGUE, Netherland­s — The European Union drug regulator has authorized Pfizer’s coronaviru­s vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old. Thursday’s move clears the way for shots to be administer­ed to millions of elementary school pupils amid a new wave of infections sweeping across Europe. It is the first time the European Medicines Agency has cleared a COVID-19 vaccine for use in young children. The agency said it “recommende­d granting an extension of indication for the COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty to include use in children aged 5 to 11.”

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