(Erin Cox)
In testimony before a Senate committee, the CDC director encouraged children to ask for the vaccine if their parents are hesitant.
The decision that the two-shot regimen is safe and effective for younger adolescents had been highly anticipated by many parents and pediatricians, particularly with the growing gap between what vaccinated and unvaccinated people may do safely.
Now, that the Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in children as young as 12, families are sure to have questions about the Pfizer-BioNTech shot and when it will become available.
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With a green light expected Wednesday, the region is preparing to vaccinate 12-to-15-year-olds.
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