The US has authorised the Pfizer vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds amid a push to get the shot into more Americans’ arms, the BBC reports.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it was “a significant step in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic”.
FDA Commissioner Dr Janet Woodcock said the move was aimed at “bringing us close to returning to a sense of normalcy and to ending the pandemic”.
Some 260 million doses have been given in the US, but demand has been falling.
Ms Woodcock added in her statement: “Parents and guardians can rest assured that the agency undertook a rigorous and thorough review of all available data, as we have with all of our Covid-19 vaccine emergency use authorisations.”