Coronavirus: France approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use

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French medical regulator HAS said on Thursday it had approved the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech for France's vaccination rollout, after the European Medicines Agency gave its go-ahead on Monday.

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“The vaccine can be used for people aged 16 and over, including elderly,” the regulator says.

The European Union is gearing up for a vaccination campaign of unprecedented scale following regulatory approval for the shot. France plans to start its vaccination program on December 27.

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