CDC recommends Pfizer vaccines to ages 12-15

NOW: CDC recommends Pfizer vaccines to ages 12-15

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Starting today, kids ages 12-15 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine with parental consent. The news, reassuring many that a safe, and somewhat normal return to full-time in-person classes is possible for middle and high school students this fall.

Hoosier parents can find the Pfizer vaccine clinic locations here. The one at St. Hedwig Memorial Center in South Bend is even offering walk ins.

If parents are hoping to ease some worries, Robin Vida with the St. Joseph County health department recommends talking to your child’s health care provider. It’s also a good idea to do research to grow more comfortable.

For those fearing the expanded vaccine eligibility is ‘rushed,’ Vida explains MRNA vaccines are nothing new.

“We need to go back to actually MRNA vaccines have been in development for several decades, and it is just now due to this existing research that we were able to identify an effective and safe vaccine,” says Vida.  

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