Singapore approves Covid vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 as cases surge

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A health worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Senja-Cashew Community Centre Vaccination Centre in Singapore on March 8, 2021.
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SINGAPORE — Singapore has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children aged 12 to 15, authorities announced on Wednesday.

Previously, only people 16 and above were allowed to receive the shot. The vaccine developed by Moderna is only given to individuals aged 18 and above.

Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for this age group under the Pandemic Special Access Route for emergency therapeutic products.

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