The US on Monday has authorised the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for 12 - to 15-year-olds amid a push to get the shot into more Americans' arms.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it was "a significant step in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic".
"This is a promising development in our fight against the virus. If you are a parent who wants to protect your child, or a teenager who is interested in getting vaccinated, today’s decision is a step closer to that goal" said President Joe Biden.
Today, FDA expanded the EUA for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of #COVID19 to include adolescents 12-15 years of age. FDA amended the EUA issued on Dec. 11, 2020 for administration in individuals 16 years of age and older. https://t.co/3ROLW8WXwL pic.twitter.com/d9zwg7BS4q— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) May 10, 2021