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Pfizer To Launch Final Study of Covid Shot in Kids Under 12 (1)

June 8, 2021, 2:13 PM

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s vaccine will be tested in children less than 12 years old in a late-stage study seeking to extend Covid-19 protection across the entire range of ages.

The vaccine partners announced plans on Tuesday to kick-start the trial of the shot within weeks. It will enroll as many as 4,500 participants at more than 90 sites spanning the U.S., Finland, Poland and Spain.

Expanding the vaccine to more populations promises to further reduce the spread of the pandemic that has already begun waning in Western countries where shots are used widely. More than 2.15 billion ...