5/28, 7:27 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Japan to approve Pfizer virus jab for kids aged 12 and over - minister

Japanese Health Minister Tamura Norihisa stated on Friday his country might approve the use of Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE's vaccine against COVID-19 in children aged 12 and older by the end of this month.

The minister stated the review of the matter will begin later in the day, with the outcome to be revealed as early as May 31. He added he will urge local authorities to prepare the logistics necessary to inoculate children as soon as possible.

His remarks come shortly after the United States approved the use of the vaccine in kids aged 12 and over. At the moment, Japan allows those aged 16 and more to receive the jab.

Breaking the News / JR