CDC Approves Pfizer Vaccine for Those 12 Years and Older

Ages 12 to 15 Can Now Receive Pfizer Vaccine at La Palmera Mall

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – This afternoon, an advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 to 15.

“We are excited that the CDC approved those ages 12 to 15. We do require parental consent, so parents, please accompany your child when you come to one of our COVID clinics, either at the mall or other Health District clinics where Pfizer vaccines are available,” said Public Health Director Annette Rodriguez.

“It is encouraging to see a robust review process of the Pfizer vaccine. Access to the vaccine for younger people will get us even closer to achieving community-wide herd immunity,” Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo said.

This is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized for this age group. Previously, the vaccine had been authorized for individuals 16 and older.

The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for use in adults 18 years and older.

The Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District will begin administering the Pfizer vaccine to ages 12 to 15, starting today, May 12, at the La Palmera Mall vaccine site (former Charming Charlie store) during regular mall hours.