BREAKING: U.S. Expands Use Of Pfizer’s Coronavirus Vaccine
The United States has expanded the use of Pfizer’s Coronavirus Vaccine.
The expansion now allows children as young as 12-years-old to receive a dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
The expansion comes after the Food and Drug Association declared the Pfizer vaccine safe following testing on more than 2,000 volunteers. They say the vaccine offers strong protection for teens aged 12 to 15.
The next step is getting the vaccine expansion recommended by a federal vaccine advisory committee. Officials say recommendation for giving shots to 12 to 15-year-olds is expected Wednesday.
According to Bobby Leddy, Press Secretary for Governor Whitmer, there are approximately 498,000 Michiganders between the ages of 12 and 15-years-old.
Pfizer and Moderna have begun studies in children aged six months to 11 years. These studies look to see if babies, toddlers and elementary-aged kids will need different doses than teens and adults.
The CDC still recommends that those who are unvaccinated, including kids, continue taking precautions such as wearing masks indoors and social distancing.