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MHLW to lower the age limit for the Pfizer vaccine to 12

  • May 25, 2021
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NTV reported at noon that the MHLW is planning to lower the age limit for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine from 16 to 12 in light of similar moves in the U.S. and other nations. Health Minister Tamura reportedly said: “If the efficacy and safety of the vaccine are confirmed during the council deliberations [to be held on May 28], we will revise the package insert” so that persons aged 12 and older in Japan may receive the Pfizer vaccine.


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