Mexico's OKs Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for use in kids 12 years and up

FILE PHOTO: Vial and syringe are seen in front of displayed Pfizer logo

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's health regulator has given approval to U.S. drug maker Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children 12 years old and older, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Twitter on Thursday.

"It's the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized for adolescents in our country," he said.

(Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by David Alire Garcia)

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