Medsafe gives Pfizer vaccine provisional approval for ages 12+

A Radio NZ article.

Medsafe has given the all-clear for New Zealanders as young as 12 to receive the Pfizer vaccine, but they cannot book in for a jab just yet.

In a statement, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed Medsafe had granted “provisional approval” of the vaccine for youth aged 12 to 15, conditional on Pfizer continuing to provide data from its clinical trials.

“Medsafe’s approval has been a very carefully considered and robust process, with safety the key priority,” Ardern said.

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