Australia's drug regulator approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds squib

Australia's drug regulator has approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for use with 12 to 15-year-olds, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Friday, as the country fights an outbreak of the Delta variant in three states. The Therapeutic Goods Administration has thoroughly assessed the domestic and international evidence before extending its approval for the Pfizer vaccine to be administered to this age group, Hunt said in a statement. Similar clearances for the use of the vaccine in children were approved several weeks ago by regulators in the United States, European Union and Britain.
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