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Pfizer seeks FDA clearance for COVID-19 vaccine in younger children

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE on Tuesday asked U.S. health regulators to authorize their COVID-19 vaccine in kids aged 5 to 11.

The application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration comes as COVID-19 infections have soared in children, hitting their highest point in early September, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

(Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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