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Hoosiers 12 and up are now eligible for Pfizer COVID vaccine

teens and vaccines

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - Beginning Thursday, the FDA has approved for kids 12 to 15 years old to receive the Pfizer COVID vaccine.

Allen County health commissioner Sutter says the FDA approving the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for children 12 to 15 years old can only help that age group -- 17 million of them across the country.

He says even though children's risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19 is very low, it's not zero.

Dr. Sutter says there are plenty of available appointments at the Memorial Coliseum's COVID clinic, and that walk-ins are accepted, too.

Moderna is already testing its vaccine on children six months to 12 years old right now, and Pfizer is testing its shots on kids two to 12.

You can register your 12 to 15-year-old for a vaccine appointment by going to this website or you can call 2-1-1.

Many clinics are also allowing walk-in patients, but you may have to wait when you get there.

Emilia Miles

Emilia Miles joined Fort Wayne’s NBC in September 2019 as a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Emilia also serves as a producer. She’s a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana University.

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