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Covid-19: Pfizer seeks vaccine authorisation for 12-15 year olds

Filed on April 9, 2021

Company plans to make similar requests to other regulatory authorities worldwide.

Pfizer-BioNTech asked for authorisation Friday to use their Covid-19 vaccine on 12-15 year olds in the United States.

The companies said in a statement that they plan to make similar requests to other regulatory authorities worldwide in coming days.

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and BioNTech, a smaller German biotech firm, joined forces on April 9, 2020, as the world reeled from the pandemic, with deaths soaring and nations under lockdown.

BioNTech/Pfizer and US pharmaceutical giant Moderna were the first in the world to market vaccines using the pioneering messenger RNA process.

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