US advisers endorse Pfizer COVID shot for kids 12 and up

The CDC gave the green light for 12- to 15-year-olds to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine starting Friday.

News 12 Staff

May 12, 2021, 9:33 PM

Updated 1,126 days ago

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The CDC gave the green light for 12- to 15-year-olds to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine starting Friday.
There are many places people can go to get their child vaccinated. Once it receives another shipment of the Pfizer vaccine, people will be able tto go to one of two sites run by White Plains Hospital - one in Armonk and one in Scarsdale.
They say all you must do is go on their website and that in under two minutes, you'll have an appointment.
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People can also just walk-in - with no appointment necessary at any state-run vaccination site like the Westchester County Center.
Only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for 12- to 15-year-olds, so people have to make sure they are going somewhere where that vaccine is offered.
To find sites that carry the Pfizer vaccine, click here
Dr. Rafael Torres, with White Plains Hospital, says the tricky thing is even if the newly eligible kids want to get vaccinated, their parents must approve.
"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 Torres.


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