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    Several countries have given emergency approval to the use of the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12-15.

    But the decision to vaccinate adolescents against Covid-19 is not without controversy.

    Ros Atkins takes a look at the issues.

    Video produced by Mary Fuller, Tom Brada, Ben Tobias

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