LEE COUNTY, Fla. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just gave the Pfizer vaccine the final go-ahead to drop the minimum age of who can get the shot.
Kids under 17-years-old make up a big portion of recent coronavirus cases, according to the CDC. So, this is a major milestone in the fight to end the pandemic.
The CDC’s recommendation comes just days after the FDA also recommended lowering the age in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Vaccinating in this age group is critical in helping the country reach herd immunity, medical experts said.