US expected to announce approval of Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12-15

US expected to announce approval of Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12-15

East Farmingdale, NY-  The United States is expected to announce approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, for children ages 12 through 15 sometime this week.  Canadian Health officials became the first to approve a COVID vaccine for children as young as 12 last week.  If Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is cleared by federal regulators, vaccines for Long Island children might be made available at schools, physicians offices, pharmacies, as well as at state and county run mass vaccination centers.  Pfizer announced last week that it will seek approval in September for children ages 2-11.  Currently Pfizer is the only coronavirus vaccine approved for persons under the age of 18 in the United States.

 

Photo: East Hartford High School senior Sudeen Pryce, right, center, receives support from classmate Alexia Phipps, left, East Hartford High School Intervention Coordinator Mark Brown, second from left, and EMT Katrinna Greene, top right, of Manchester, as RN Kaylee Cruz of Bristol administers a shot to Pryce at a mass vaccination site at Pratt & Whitney Runway in East Hartford, Conn., Monday, April 26, 2021. Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) hosted a “student skip day” to administer the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine to students from East Hartford High School and CREC Schools at the mass vaccination site. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)