FDA Expected to Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Children as Young as 12

The age eligibility for getting vaccinated against coronavirus may be expanding to younger people.

As early as next week, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids as young as 12.

Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who is now on Pfizer’s board, believes that as many as five million kids will get vaccinated right away.

He predicts another five to seven million will get vaccinated over the summer.

Health officials say vaccinating this age group is crucial in order to eventually reach herd immunity.

Pfizer found their vaccine to be 100% effective in a trial of kids ages 12 to 15.