It’s a green light for anyone age 12 and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine. A CDC advisory panel Wednesday afternoon gave the final recommendation for Pfizer and BioNTech’s shots to be used among that age group. It follows the FDA’s emergency use authorization earlier this week and expands access to another key age group in the next phase of fighting the coronavirus.
Wednesday, officials announced 925 new, positive cases and 33 new deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 881,635 cases in the state and 25,882 confirmed and probable deaths.