CDC advisory committee recommends Pfizer’s Covid vaccine be used in teens ages 12 to 15


BREAKING NEWS: CDC advisory committee recommends Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds

  • CDC’s advisory committee recommended that Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine be administered to children ages 12 to 15
  • With the recommendation, most states will likely begin giving out the shot to younger teenagers on Thursday
  • It comes two days after the FDA approved the shot for emergency use  










The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) advisory committee has voted to recommend Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine be administered to children ages 12 to 15.

It comes two days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the shot for emergency use in younger teens.

The vaccine was authorized for Americans aged 16 and older in December 2020  and Pfizer has been in trials for teens since October of last year. 

Expanding vaccine availability to younger teenagers will make about 13 million additional Americans eligible for vaccination, a step that some see as critical to reaching herd immunity and improving safety as children return to school.

Others, however, have questioned whether vaccinating children is worth the risk, considering that only 490 children under age 18 have died of COVID-19, accounting for 0.1 percent of all U.S. coronavirus fatalities.

CDC's advisory committee recommended that Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine be administered to children ages 12 to 15

CDC’s advisory committee recommended that Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine be administered to children ages 12 to 15 

 This is a breaking news story and will be updated.



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