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Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for kids aged 12-16

TORONTO — Canada’s health regulator has authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 to 16, a person familiar with the decision the tells the Associated Press.

The official speaks on condition of anonymity as they aren’t authorized to speak ahead of the upcoming announcement.

The US Food and Drug Administration is also expected to authorize Pfizer’s vaccine for that age group by next week, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year. The announcement comes barely a month after the company found that its shot, which is already authorized for those age 16 and older, also provided protection for the younger group.

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