Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that youths ages 12 – 15 will become eligible for covid19 vaccine as soon as Wednesday, May 12, 2021, following the approval by the Food and Drug Administration’s to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to those ages 12-15.
“I am encouraged that the FDA has already updated Pfizer’s Emergency Use Authorization to include youth ages 12-15,” said Governor Mike DeWine.
“Following a recommendation, as soon as Wednesday, from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the CDC, Ohio will immediately expand vaccine eligibility to youth ages 12-15 and provide appropriate guidance for parents, guardians, and vaccine providers across the state.”
He said “Vaccinations are our way back to a more normal life. Over 4.8 million people representing 41.60 percent have started or completed the vaccine in Ohio State.