COVID-19 vaccines open to 16-year-olds in these 20 states, 18 extra subsequent week


People who find themselves 16-years-old or older can formally get their coronavirus vaccines in a complete of 38 states beginning subsequent week, based on native stories.

States are already providing the vaccine to all residents ages 16 and older embody Alaska, ArizonaArkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, MarylandMinnesota, MississippiMontana, New HampshireNorth Dakota, OhioOklahomaSouth Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

The extra 18 states providing the vaccine to all teenagers over 16 starting subsequent week embody AlabamaDelawareFlorida, HawaiiIdaho, IowaKentuckyMaine, Michigan, MissouriNebraska, Nevada, New MexicoNew YorkNorth Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

A 16-year-old affected person receives a dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine candidate on the Cincinnati Youngsters’s Hospital. 
(Picture courtesy of Cincinnati Youngsters’s)

Remaining states have introduced plans to supply the vaccine to all adults over 16 earlier than Might 1.

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President Biden ordered all 50 states to supply the vaccine to adults over 16 by Might 1. 

Individuals ages 16 and 17 are solely eligible for the Pfizer vaccine right now, and eligibility could differ by county. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been granted emergency use authorization for adults over the age of 18.

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Pfizer and BioNTech on Wednesday introduced {that a} Section 3 trial involving its coronavirus vaccine in adolescents ages 12 to fifteen was discovered to be protected and 100% efficient. 

The BNT162b2 vaccine produced “strong antibody responses, exceeding these recorded earlier in vaccinated members aged 16 to 25 years outdated,” and that it was well-tolerated, based on a press launch.

Fox Information’ Alexandria Hein contributed to this report.



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