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FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for teens within week

 

Alex Kormann, Star Tribune

Sherry Johnson, a nurse practitioner, drew the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth to administer to ICU nurse Same Moder in December.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for youngsters ages 12 to 15 by next week, according to a federal official and a person familiar with the process, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year.

The announcement is set to come a month after the company found that its shot, which is already authorized for those age 16 and older, also provided protection for the younger group.

The federal official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to preview the FDA's action, said the agency was expected to expand its emergency use authorization for Pfizer's two-dose vaccine by early next week, and perhaps even sooner. The person familiar with the process, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters, confirmed the timeline and added that it is expected that the FDA will approve Pfizer's use by even younger children sometime this fall.

https://www.startribune.com/fda-expected-to-ok-pfizer-vaccine-for-teens-within-week/600053183/

 

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