EU drug regulator approves Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12-15 The EU’s drug watchdog on Friday approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus jab for 12- to 15-year-olds, the first vaccine to get the green light for children in the bloc. Europe backs expansion of Pfizer's Belgium facility making COVID-19 vaccineThe European health regulator on Tuesday recommended the approval of additional manufacturing and filling lines at Pfizer's (PFE.N) site in Puurs, Belgium, which makes its COVID-19 vaccine. Japan set to approve Pfizer's COVID-19 shot for 12 to 15 year oldsThe move comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lowered the minimum age for the vaccine to 12 on May 10. The European Union’s drug regulator approved the Pfizer vaccine for children 12 to 15 years old.The United States began vaccinating children in that age group earlier this month. EU backs Pfizer jab for children aged between 12 and 15The European Union has joined the United States and Canada in authorising the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents. EU regulator backs Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for adolescentsEurope's medicines regulator on Friday backed the use of Pfizer's (PFE.N) COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 12, paving way for a broader roll-out in the region after similar clearances in the United States and Canada. Covid: EU approves Pfizer-BioNTech jab for 12-15 year oldsGerman leaders say that vaccinations of children aged over 12 can start on 7 June. EU regulator approves Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for ages 12-15Vaccine ‘well tolerated’ in adolescents and there were no ‘major concerns’ over side effects, EU drug watchdog says.