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Healthy Australian children aged 12 to 15 will be able to get the Pfizer vaccine from next month.
Australia’s vaccine experts recommended the jab for all kids in this age group on Friday.
Previously the vaccine was only recommended for 12 to 15 year olds if they were aboriginal or had underlying conditions.
Healthy Australian children aged 12 to 15 will be able to get the Pfizer vaccine from next month. Pictured: A teenager getting vaccinated in Poland
Many Western countries including Canada and the US have been jabbing teenagers with Pfizer since May.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation is also likely to recommend the Moderna jab for this age group, although this is still being finalised.
Pfizer is the only vaccine currently registered for under 18s in Australia. Moderna and AstraZeneca are registered for over 18s.
There is no licenced for under 12s with trials in young children in the US ongoing.