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Coronavirus digest: Pfizer, Moderna raise vaccine prices in EU

Vaccines from both drugmakers have been approved in the EU for children from 12 to 17 years of age. Elsewhere, Australia continues its battle against the delta variant. Follow DW for the latest.

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