NYC sites begin administering Pfizer vaccine to children 12 to 15 after CDC approval

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel has given full endorsement to start giving out vaccines to children 12 through 15 years old, the youngest group yet to be eligible to get take the shot.

News 12 Staff

May 13, 2021, 10:31 AM

Updated 1,100 days ago

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The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available to children 12 to 15 years old.
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel has given full endorsement to start giving out vaccines to children 12 through 15 years old, the youngest group yet to be eligible to get take the shot.
During Wednesday's discussion, the panel stated there were no serious results found in the young teens enrolled in the company's trial.
The CDC said the side effects experienced were the same as adults, such as joint pain when injected, tiredness, headaches, chills and fever.
Officials found more adolescents experienced side effects after the second dose.
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It will be up to parents to decide whether or not they will take their kids to get the vaccine
"I think the real struggle is going to be those parents who have vaccine hesitancy to begin with, and I think education from the Department of Health and the CDC around how safe the tens of millions of doses that have already been given out have been should encourage them to vaccinate themselves and get their children vaccinated," says Dr. Rafael Torres, the chief quality officer at White Plains Hospital.
Jacobi Hospital is one location where parents may bring their children to get the Pfizer vaccine.
There are more than 200 city vaccine sites where parents or guardians can walk in or make an appointment.




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