LDH: 12 to 15-year-olds now eligible to get Pfizer’s COVID vaccine

Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 6:43 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Children ages 12 to 15-years-old in Louisiana are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-manufactured COVID-19 vaccine beginning Thursday, May 13, Gov. John Bel Edwards and officials with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) announced Thursday, May 13.

“We are still reviewing data and will make a decision tomorrow on whether to approve the vaccine for Louisiana. If we do, we’ll issue guidance to providers tomorrow morning,” said a spokesperson with LDH.

Hours earlier on Wednesday, advisers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concluded Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was safe for kids as young as 12.


Health officials say the COVID-19 vaccine shots will allow kids to safely attend summer camps and prompt a more normal return to classrooms in the fall, advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded.

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