Singapore approves Covid vaccine for children, outlines its vaccination plan

Singapore approves Covid vaccine for children, outlines its vaccination plan


A health worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the vaccination center at Senja-Cashew Community Center in Singapore on March 8, 2021.

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SINGAPORE – Singapore has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use in children between the ages of 12 and 15, authorities said on Wednesday.

Previously, only people 16 years of age and older were allowed to receive the vaccine. The vaccine developed by Moderna is only given to people aged 18 and over.

The Singapore Health Sciences Authority has authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for this age group as part of the Special Pandemic Access Road for Emergency Therapeutics.

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