Pfizer Pushes for Kids Under 12 to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer, the only company with an approved COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 12 through 17 in the United States, announced in May that it requested emergency use authorization to vaccinate children under 12, which could start as soon as September.

But that doesn’t mean vaccinations will start immediately. According to The Daily Herald, experts need time to pour over the data upon deciding when the latest group is approved for vaccination.

“Now they’re talking about it being later this year,” Dr. Michael Bauer said, a pediatrician at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.

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