CORONAVIRUS, Health, Oregon

CDC panel recommends Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 – 15

Face masks. Photo: Chas Hundley

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, known as ACIP, voted unanimously to recommend the Pfizer-BioNTech for emergency use in people ages 12 - 15 years of age in the U.S., just after 12 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. 

The move means that the previous age range for the vaccine — 16 and up — will move to 12 and up for the Pfizer vaccine for most of the U.S. population.

In Oregon and several other states, the vaccine has yet to be approved by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup (WSSSRW) — a consortium of health professionals from Oregon, Washington, California, and Nevada — which was said earlier this week by the OHA that the group planned to meet sometime Wednesday to review the data. 

A spokesperson for the Oregon Health Authority said . . .

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