Teen Vaccine Drive Turns to Schools, Doctors to Get Shots Out

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 ...

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