Should kids ages 12-15 get the COVID-19 vaccine? Yahoo News Explains

The Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Monday for use in children ages 12 to 15. The vaccine, which had been previously authorized for people 16 and older, is the first COVID vaccine to receive approval for use in younger teens and adolescents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention backed the plan in a unanimous vote on Wednesday.

Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel explains why parents should consider getting their children 12 and older vaccinated as soon as possible.

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