COVID-19

FDA approves Pfizer vaccine for kids

Shots for children ages 12 to 15 could begin as soon as Thursday.

Children age 12 to 15 could begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as Thursday after federal regulators approved the use of the vaccine in that age group on Monday.

The emergency use authorization of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine comes after months of trials that showed the vaccine was 100% effective at preventing coronavirus infection in children.

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The move could provide a huge boost to vaccination efforts in the U.S., which have been waning in recent weeks. It could also be a boon to schools ahead of the fall.

Studies showed the vaccine had the same side effects in children as in adults: Muscle soreness around the injection site, flu-like symptoms, and fatigue.

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