Polis: Pfizer vaccine may be available to Coloradans 12 and up as soon as this weekend


DENVER — The Pfizer vaccine may be available to adolescents 12 to 15 years old as soon as this weekend, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday.

Polis’ Tuesday update came after the FDA announced the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been authorized for emergency use in adolescents 12 to 15 years old. It was previously authorized for people ages 16 and up.

Polis said the vaccine will be available at mass vaccination centers, local pharmacies, and other places that it is available to adults. He also said some pediatricians will be offering the vaccine.

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