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Egypt authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for 12 to 15 year-olds

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Syringe and vial labelled "coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine" and small toy figures are seen front of displayed new Pfizer logo in this illustration taken, June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

CAIRO, Nov 28 (REUTERS) - Egypt authorized on Sunday Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12-15, the cabinet said in a statement.

The step effectively lowers the minimum age of eligibility to receive the two-shot vaccine in Egypt, which was 15 years old previously.

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Reporting by Momen Saeed Atallah; Writing by Moataz Abdelrahiem; Editing by Catherine Evans

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