Ohio to begin offering Pfizer’s vaccine to children 12 and older starting Wednesday
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said that beginning Wednesday, eligibility in the state for the two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will expand to youths who are 12 years and older.
The governor, who said he followed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, released a statement on Monday following the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization approving the Pfizer shot for children as young as 12:
Health officials hope that by vaccinating children, more normal activities can resume and children can continue a routine school year by fall.
Tests have shown that children who received the same vaccine doses as adults showed similar side effects, such as sore arms and flu-like fevers.
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