FDA Authorizes Pfizer Vaccine for 12-15-Year Olds

As anticipated, the FDA issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for children 12-15 years old to qualify for the Pfizer vaccine and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) reviewed the data and made an official recommendation to use the vaccine for this age group. This means that approximately 750,000 more Pennsylvanians will be eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The emergency use authorization marks a critical milestone in the push to get more Americans vaccinated and fully reopen schools for in-person learning this fall. Moderna is expected to submit it EUA for children 12-15 in July.