ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Children between the ages of 12 and 15 can get vaccinated in New York effective immediately. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday after the state’s vaccine advisory task force and state health commissioner reviewed safety data. New York City health officials and national pharmacy chain CVS had already said Wednesday that they’re prepared to start vaccinating children ages 12 to 15 as early as Thursday, after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine advisory committee formally recommend the Pfizer vaccine for that age group. Cuomo had said the state’s task force had to review the data and make a recommendation to him before that could happen.
Photo: FILE – In this April 22, 2021, file photo, White Plains High School students walk between classes in White Plains, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)