FDA preparing to authorize Pfizer Covid vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds as early as next week say’s Biden

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a new phase in his push to vaccinate Americans against Covid-19 that includes a focus on children as young as 12.

Although no vaccine is currently authorized in the United States for people under 16, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve Pfizer’s request to amend its emergency use authorization to include adolescents ages 12 to 15 as early as next week, according to a senior administration official with knowledge of the situation.

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“Today I want American parents to know that if that announcement comes, we are ready to move immediately to make about 20,000 pharmacy sites across the country ready to vaccinate those adolescents as soon as the FDA grants its OK,” Biden said during remarks at the White House Tuesday.

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www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/biden-making-plans-kids-12-get-covid-vaccine-here-s-n1266333

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