CORONAVIRUS, Government, Oregon

Everyone ages 12 and up can get a vaccine starting Thursday

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Starting Thursday, May 13 everyone in Oregon ages 12 and up is eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

“The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, after a thorough review of the evidence from the clinical trial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those 12-15 years of age, concludes the vaccine is safe and effective in this age group and supports its use,” a statement from the group, made up of medical professionals in four states, read.

The vaccine was first approved for emergency use for those ages 12 - 15 on Monday by the Food and Drug Administration. The next step . . .

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