Adolescents ages 12 through 15 could soon receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the vaccine for emergency use to include a younger age range. Teens at least 16 years old and all adults were already eligible.
“[The decision] is a significant step in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Janet Woodcock, FDA Commissioner. “Today’s action allows for a younger population to be protecte...