FDA to authorize Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12-15 as early as this week

WDIO
Updated: May 03, 2021 10:01 AM
Created: May 03, 2021 09:44 AM

In the Pandemic, more children could soon be in line to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA could soon approve use of Pfizer's two dose vaccine in kids over the age of 12. 

Right now Pfizer is the only shot approved for people 16 and older.

Doctors say those shots for children will likely be administered in locations where they'll be easily accessable such as Pediatric offices.

This comes as the battle to get shots in arms is hitting speed bumps - with daily vaccinations down 22%  from just three weeks ago.

This is a major concern in Texas where weekly shots fell more than 50%. The Lone Star state is slated to have a surplus of half a million doses with no clinics asking for them.

While some states are imposing restrictions, in Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz says the state's COVID-19 restrictions may be loosening in the coming days.
 

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