Pfizer's use in children ages 12 to 15. This followed a CDC advisory committee voting in favor earlier that day after the move by the Food and Drug Administration on Monday to give emergency use authorization for distribution to children ages 12 to 15.received final approval Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for
"CDC now recommends that this vaccine be used among this population, and providers may begin vaccinating them right away," Rochelle Walensky, CDC director, said in a statement Wednesday. "Though most children with COVID-19 have mild or no symptoms, some children can get severely ill and require hospitalization. There have also been rare, tragic cases of children dying from COVID-19 and its effects, including multisystem inflammatory syndrome."
Most states waited for the CDC's go-ahead to start vaccinating the new age group. Now that approval has come,immediately.
Pfizer asked for emergency use authorization among children in early April, after finding in its own study that the.
As of May 12, the US has fully vaccinated more than 117.6 million people, or nearly 36% of the population, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Biden last week announced a plan for 70% of adults in the US to have .
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