If you are a parent that has been waiting for word on when your older children could get vaccinated, I have some good news…
The CDC Has Just Approved Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines For Children 12-15 years old!
So, how soon can they get vaccines? As soon as tomorrow, May 13, 2021.
A panel of CDC advisors voted today on the vaccine for teenagers, with 14 in favor and one opposed.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention gave Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine the go ahead for use in teenagers from 12 to 15 years old on Wednesday.Source
This means the vaccine could be put into the arms of middle and high schoolers across the country as early as Thursday.
Pfizer’s vaccine was declared safe and effective in a company trial during which more than 1,000 12- to 15-year-olds who received two doses of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Teens who got both of their shots ended up having no confirmed COVID-19 cases, winning Pfizer’s vaccine 100% efficacy in this trial.
On the placebo side of the trial – those who did not get a vaccine – 18 teens came down with COVID-19 during the study.
Some who had received their first dose contracted the virus a few days after since the vaccine didn’t have it’s chance to give immunity yet.
The results seem promising so, if you are wanting your older child protected from COVID-19, start booking those appointments.