The manufacturers Pfizer and BioNTech have applied to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to allow their corona vaccine also for children from 12 years old.
It is currently allowed for people over 16 years old.
Pfizer and BioNTech already submitted the same request to the US drug authority FDA earlier this month. According to the manufacturers, the coronavirus vaccine was 100 percent effective in a clinical trial in the United States.
It often takes four to six weeks for the EMA to make a decision. Children between 12 and 15 years old can be vaccinated with the vaccine in Europe from mid-June at the earliest.
Most countries first inject the elderly, so it will not be the turn of the young in June.