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European Union authorizes Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 5-11

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The European Union's drug regulator on Thursday authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old, clearing the way for shots to be administered to millions of elementary school pupils amid a new wave of infections sweeping across the continent.It is the first time the European Medicines Agency has cleared a COVID-19 vaccine for use in young children.The agency said it "recommended granting an extension of indication for the COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty to include use in children aged 5 to 11."At least one country facing spiking infections didn't wait for the EMA approval.

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