Singapore approves COVID-19 vaccine for use in 12 to 15-year-olds

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Singapore has authorised the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 12 to 15 years as the country tackles a recent increase of infections.

"The data showed that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine demonstrated high efficacy consistent with that observed in the adult population," the health ministry said in a statement, adding, "its safety profile is also consistent with the known safety profile in the adult population."

The government will also extend the interval between two-dose COVID-19 vaccines to six to eight weeks, from three to four weeks currently, it said.

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