Here’s what Arizona parents should know about COVID-19 vaccines for kids

By Kevin Stone | KTAR

Federal authorities have given clearance for kids 12-15 to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Food and Drug Administration officials approved the expansion Monday, and then Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisers endorsed the move Wednesday.

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As a result, Arizona’s state-run mass vaccination sites will start serving the youngest eligible age group on Thursday morning.

Other Pfizer providers in the state are also expected to quickly lower their age requirements, although the timing could vary by location.

People as young as 16 have been eligible for the Pfizer vaccine since March. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson versions are limited to adults 18 and over.

Here’s what Arizona parents and guardians need to know about getting their tweens and younger teens vaccinated against COVID-19:

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