States ready plans to vaccinate 12-to-15-year-olds against Covid-19

By Jen Christensen7 days ago

(CNN)President Joe Biden said his administration is ready to move immediately if and when the US Food and Drug Administration authorizes the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for use in youths ages 12-15.

States are getting ready, too.

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Biden said he has directed states to make sure these teens can get vaccinated right away, but some states, medical associations, and pediatricians say they don't need the encouragement. Many are ready, willing and able to help meet what one expert described as a pent-up demand for these vaccines for teens.

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