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EU drug agency starts COVID jab evaluation for 12 to 15-year olds

Europe’s medicines watchdog said Monday it had begun evaluating the use of Pfizer BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds, after a similar request in the United States. Its possible authorisation for children is seen as a crucial step towards achieving herd immunity. The European Medicines Agency’s human medicines committee “will carry out an accelerated

EU agency says people should get 2nd dose of AstraZeneca too

The European Medicines Agency said Friday that people who have received a first dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine should get the second one too, despite the rare risk of blood clots that have been linked to the shot. In new guidance, the EU drug regulator said people should continue to get the second AstraZeneca dose