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Posted on: May 12, 2021

[ARCHIVED] The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is approved for use for anyone 12 years of age and older!

CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended
the use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15. The recommendation comes after the FDA amended the vaccine’s Emergency Use Authorization to include those 12 -15 years of age.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was approved for use for anyone 12 years of age and older! This is a great steps towards widespread vaccination and reducing case rates in our teens and tweens.

How do I help my child get vaccinated?
  • Remember, at this time Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for this age group. Vaccine clinics provide the type of vaccine at the time of appointment; make sure to make an appointment at clinics offering the Pfizer vaccine.
  • In addition to clinics, many health care systems offer vaccine appointments. Your child does not have to be a member of the healthcare system where they complete their appointment.
  • Pfizer is a two dose vaccine, so make sure children are able to access the second dose in this series as needed.
  • If you are unable to bring your child to their vaccination appointment and they will be accompanied by another caregiver, make sure to review any necessary paperwork before hand and send caregivers with all required authorizations.

View the State of Colorado FAQ on the Pfizer Vaccine for those ages 12 and older.

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