An advisory panel to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unanimously approved the use of Pfizer’s vaccine against the coronavirus for minors between 12 and 15 years old this Wednesday.The vaccination schedule for the youngest will be in the next few days start.
Another 17 million people are expected to join the vaccination schedule in the United States, which has provided approximately 263 million doses to date, of which 117 million have received both doses, representing 35.5 percent of the total population.
The CDC’s decision comes just days after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the approval of emergency use of coronavirus vaccines in children ages 12-15, despite only a small group of state providers, including Georgia and North Carolina Having done this instructed that they will start vaccinating the first doses on the youngest.
Previously, the emergency use of the coronavirus vaccine had already been approved for adolescents aged 16 and over, NBC recalls.
Shortly after the news broadcast, the President of the United States Joe Biden encouraged teenagers to get vaccinated and urged their parents to urge their children to go to the more than 15,000 centers that are approved.
“This is another big step in our fight against the pandemic. The light is already in sight at the end of the tunnel we were talking about. It’s getting brighter. And we need all of you to bring it home. The Americans 12 years and older should be vaccinated, “Biden said.
Biden has reiterated the White House’s goal of reaching 70 percent of the country’s population on July 4th with at least one in two doses of the vaccine. With more than 263 million doses administered, 58.5 percent of adults have received at least one injection.