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What does Pfizer vaccine approval for teens and preteens mean for my child?

 

Last updated 5/18/2021 at 8:36am



by Carmen Heredia Rodriguez

Kaiser Health News

Q: The federal government approved the Pfizer vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds. What does this mean for my child?

Extending the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to preteens and young adolescents adds nearly 17 million more Americans to the pool of those eligible to be immunized against COVID-19, helping to build a vaccinated population closer to herd immunity. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are also testing the efficacy of their vaccines in teens and children.

Although children appear to catch COVID less often and develop milder...



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