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Canada Approves Pfizer Covid Shot for Adolescents (Correct)

May 6, 2021, 2:25 AM

Canada became one of the first countries to approve the use of the Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE Covid-19 vaccine for adolescents as young as 12.

The shot was initially approved in December for those 16 and older. The decision by the country’s public-health officials comes ahead of a similar clearance that is expected soon from regulators in the U.S. It allows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to expand its vaccination campaign to adolescents.

Canada’s inoculation effort has lagged its peers in the Group of Seven. The nation has administered at least one dose to 29.7% of its population, ...

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