Vaccine Updates: Pfizer Says it's Safe for Kids, Area Expands Eligibility

There is definitely good news coming in the wake of COVID-19 hospitalization numbers going up. As more places are expanding the eligibility to get the vaccination, Pfizer has announced their vaccine is safe for kids. According to Today, Pfizer says their vaccine shows 100% efficacy in kids as young as 12. The pharmacy company still has to submit data to the FDA for approval but vaccines for kids could be ready as early as the fall.

Meanwhile, in the area, there are more vaccination clinics opening. NBC 10 reports a new clinic will open today on Temple's campus. They will help vaccinate students and staff who are eligible on Wednesdays and everyone else on Thursdays, if you live in the area. Temple's vaccine clinic will be open 2 days each week. And more people could be eligible to get shots in a few days with the expansion on eligibility.

If you live in Delaware, the eligibility will open for people 16 and up starting on April 6, according to Gov. John Carney the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced Tuesday that on April 6, all Delawareans aged 16 or older will become eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacies, community vaccination sites, and mass vaccination events hosted by the State of Delaware. Of course, people would have to register on the state's vaccination waiting list.

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