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US authorises Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children as young as 12

US regulators authorised the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use in children as young as 12 and said they could begin receiving shots as soon as Thursday, widening the country’s inoculation programme as vaccination rates have slowed significantly.Vaccinating younger ages is considered an important step for getting children back into schools safely.The vaccine has been available under an emergency use authorisation to people as young as 16 in the United States.Peter Marks, director of the…

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