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UAE Allows Pfizer COVID-19 Dose for Emergency Use in 12-15 Year Olds

UAE Allows Pfizer COVID-19 Dose for Emergency Use in 12-15 Year Olds

Thursday, 13 May, 2021 - 15:30
Empty vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine are seen at The Michener Institute, in Toronto, Canada January 4, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

The United Arab Emirates has approved the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children aged 12-15, the government said on Thursday, having already permitted its use for 16 years and above.


The UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention approved its use, the government's Twitter account said.


The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the use of the vaccine in children as young as 12.


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