CDC Approves Pfizer Vaccinations for 12 to 15-year-olds In Idaho
The rumblings of approving younger ages for COVID-19 vaccines have been going on for weeks. Meetings were the focus on Monday and things looked close to approval.
That just happened and the CDC has finally given the green light to vaccinate children ages 12-15 years old.
This was an overwhelming vote from 14 to 1 in favor of vaccinations for the younger age group. This is moving so fast that your teens could be eligible for the vaccine as early as Thursday. That's quick.
Pfizer has been approved as safe and effective during the company trials. Pfizer surveyed over 1,000 from the ages of 12 to 15 with two doses of the vaccine. The information from the teens with the vaccine versus the ones without, showed vaccinated kids were better protected from the virus. The most important research was the teens with both doses were 100% protected from COVID-19.
18 of The students without the vaccine came back positive during the research. I will make sure you receive alerts on where and when to receive this vaccine for your teens as more information comes available.
If you're a person that is so busy and this still feels confusing that's okay. It's better to be informed by factual information from Idaho and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Visit the Idaho website and it will break down every question you might have regarding the coronavirus.
- Where to get a vaccine, how to schedule and find walk-in locations.
- See COVID-19 dashboard that posts daily statistics.
- Idaho Rebounds - this is a great tool that updates the stages of our state. Great resource.
You can get the full report from Business Insider below.
UPDATE: Saint Alphonsus and St. Lukes are welcomes teens 12 to 15 years old for vaccinations now. KTVB just posted that information.