France approves Pfizer vaccine for 5-11 year olds

The vaccine, which will be administered in a paediatric formulation when it becomes widely available, shows high efficacy among children.

French President Emmanuel Macron has previously said he is in favor of vaccinating children, but that it needed to remain the decision of parents.

France has already begun vaccinating 5-11 year olds with medical conditions that require special protection.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the use of Pfizer-BioNTech's lower-dose vaccine on the 5-11 age group in November and several countries across the European Union have started vaccinating children in that age group.

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