FDA green lights Pfizer vaccine for kids 12-15, with CDC still to act

By: - May 10, 2021 8:29 pm

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz watched as Seth Warnecke, a FedEx delivery driver, unloaded a box containing 2,925 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the Minneapolis VA hospital. The vaccine was approved by a CDC panel for use for children ages 12-15. Pool photo by Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday signed off on expanding the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12 to 15, clearing one key hurdle before that age group can begin receiving the two-shot vaccine.

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Minnesota Reformer. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

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