Headline Roundup: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands to 12- to 15-Year-Olds

MHA CEO Brian Peters

MHA CEO Brian PetersMHA CEO Brian Peters provided a statement May 12 expressing the MHA is pleased that the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended 12- to 15-year-olds can receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Portions of the statement were included in stories by several news outlets across Michigan, including The Associated Press, Detroit Free PressMLive and MIRS.

“This vaccine proved to be 100% effective in trials of this age group, and even more importantly, extremely safe – meaning young people who get vaccinated can return to doing so many things they’ve missed over the last year,” said Peters. “We want these kids back in school, back in sports, back to seeing friends – but doing so safely. The best way to get your child back to their normal activities is to get them vaccinated as quickly as possible.”

Peters also appears in a story by the Michigan Advance discussing the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine.