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Utah Vaccine Administrators Await CDC Approval For Vaccinating Young Teens

On Monday, The Food and Drug administration granted its approval for administering the Prizer COVID-19 vaccine to children and teens as young as 12 years old. On Wednesday, a CDC advisory committee is expected to issue final guidance on how to effectively administer the vaccine, according toKUTV.The Utah Department of Health said vaccine providers are advised to wait for final CDC guidance from the agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Assuming the vaccine is approved, Utah providers could begin administering Pfizer doses to people 12 and older as soon as they’re able, depending on providers’ appointment availability.


According to UDOH, CDC’s approval would make about 215,000 Utah children and teens eligible to get vaccinated against the virus.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!