US approves Pfizer Corona vaccine for kids between age 12 and 15 years
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed Pfizer-Biontech's Corona vaccine to be used for emergency use in children 12–15 years old.
New Delhi: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed Pfizer-Biontech's Corona vaccine to be used for emergency use in children 12–15 years old. The FDA approved the use of the vaccine, calling it an important decision in the fight against the corona virus.
Pfizer vaccine for kids:
Janet Woodcock, acting head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said, "Today's action allows for a younger population to be protected from Covid-19, bringing us closer to returning to a sense of normalcy and to ending the pandemic."
She added: "Parents and guardians can rest assured that the agency undertook a rigorous and thorough review of all available data, as we have with all of our Covid-19 vaccine emergency use authorizations."
Vaccination in India:
With this, 17.26 crore doses of covid-19 vaccine have been administered so far in the country. The Union Health Ministry gave this information on Monday. The ministry said that 5,18,479 beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 received the first dose on Monday, increasing the number of people in this category who have been vaccinated in all states and union territories since the commencement of the third phase of the vaccination campaign. Increased to 25,52,843.
Corona updates in India:
At the same time, 3576 people died in the last 24 hours. With this, 3,35,645 people were discharged during the last 24 hours. Maharashtra, UP, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Delhi account for 74% of the patients being discharged.
The national capital on Tuesday registered 12,481 new corona virus cases and 347 deaths in a span of 24 hours as Delhi continues to remain under a Covid-19 lockdown till 5 am on 17 May.
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