Canada this Wednesday approved the use of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for adolescents 12 years and older, making it the first country to approve the measure.
“After completing a full and independent scientific review of the evidence, health officials have determined that this vaccine is safe for use in children ages 12-15 and effective in preventing COVID-19,” health officials in one country said .
So far, the drug has been limited to the age of 16, while the rest of the vaccines approved in Canada – AstraZeneca, Johnson Johnson, and Moderna – can be given to people over the age of 18, according to CBC media.
Canada has vaccinated 35.31 percent of its population with at least one dose and 2.37 percent fully vaccinated. In total, more than 14.4 million doses were given.