Britain's health regulator has approved Pfizer/BioNTech's adapted COVID-19 vaccine for infants and children aged between 6 months and 4 years, Reuters reports.

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However, whether the drug will be used in this age group depends on the recommendations of the British Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization, which decides which vaccines should be given as part of the national health programme.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency's decision is based on data from ongoing clinical trials of the vaccine involving 4,526 people.

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