Pfizer Covid vaccine is safe and effective for children aged 12 to 15, new trial data show

The PfizerBioNTech vaccine is safe to use and provides high levels of protection against Covid-19 in children aged 12 to 15, new trial data show.

Taken from a study of 2,260 adolescents in the US, the findings raise hope that schoolchildren can start to be vaccinated against coronavirus – a major step forward that would provide coverage to more people and help to further bring the pandemic under control.

Researchers reported high levels of virus-fighting antibodies in those children who were vaccinated in the trial, higher than in studies of young adults.

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