Teen Vaccine Drive Turns to Schools, Doctors to Get Shots Out
By Riley Griffin
May 13, 2021, 11:00 AM
As the U.S. launches a campaign to vaccinate teens against Covid-19, public-health officials are leaping into action on a new strategy designed to involve family doctors, pediatricians and schools.
Parents can bring their children to existing providers for the Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE shot following this week’s authorization of the vaccine for use in those ages 12 to 15. But a federal advisory board suggested Wednesday that a new family-oriented approach will help improve both access and equity.
There are almost 17 million kids that age in the U.S., or about 5.3% of the population. Now the nation will ...