City data: 28,000 NYC kids ages 12-15 received 1st COVID-19 vaccine dose

Melanie Hartzog, the deputy mayor of health and human services, says getting her 12-year-old son, Xavier Vargus, vaccinated brings hope to a very long and stressful year and a half.

News 12 Staff

May 20, 2021, 2:38 AM

Updated 1,068 days ago

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Parents have been taking their kids to get COVID-19 vaccines since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer vaccine for children 12-15 years old -- and kids are getting excited.
Melanie Hartzog, the deputy mayor of health and human services, says getting her 12-year-old son, Xavier Vargus, vaccinated brings hope to a very long and stressful year and a half.
"It is most certainly light at the end of the tunnel for me with my children," Hartzog said.
City data shows 28,000 children in New York City have received the first dose since last week.
"I would just say you should probably get the shot because you don't want to catch COVID, and you just want to feel safer in general," Vargus said.
Phase one of three clinical trials are underway for kids under 11 years old, according to Pfizer.


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