CDC committee recommends Pfizer vaccine for 12-15-year-olds

The sprint to vaccinate millions of middle and high school students has already started in parts of the country, as a long line of kids rolled up their sleeves in suburban Atlanta for a first dose Wednesday.


The FDA issued an emergency use authorization to administer Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in people aged 16 and older in December 2020, making it the first vaccine against COVID-19 available in the U.S.

As of Wednesday, about 117.6 million people nationwide have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, amounting to about 35% of the population, according to data from the CDC.

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