NJ kids ages 12-15 line up for COVID-19 shots. ‘The flow has been incredible’

CDC ruling makes 17 million more young Americans eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Twelve- to 15-year-old New Jersey kids lined up, accompanied by their parents, to get their first COVID-19 shots the day after officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved Pfizer’s vaccine for use in that age group. Valley Health Plaza in Paramus reported at least 900 children were slated to get vaccinated Thursday, with hundreds more scheduled for Friday and walk-ins welcome.

The CDC has ruled the vaccine 100% effective in 12- to 15-year-olds — who can now look forward to going on vacation and visiting family once they’ve received both doses of the vaccine. In September, Pfizer is expected to ask for emergency use authorization of the vaccine in children as young as two years old.

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