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...