Egypt authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 12 to 15 year-olds

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FILE PHOTO: Picture illustration of a vial labelled with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine

CAIRO (REUTERS) – Egypt authorized on Sunday Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12-15, the cabinet said in a statement.

The step effectively lowers the minimum age of eligibility to receive the two-shot vaccine in Egypt, which was 15 years old previously.

(Reporting by Momen Saeed Atallah; Writing by Moataz Abdelrahiem; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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