Hoosiers ages 12-15 can now receive COVID-19 booster shot

Hoosier teens 12-15 can now receive COVID-19 booster
Hoosier teens 12-15 can now receive COVID-19 booster(Fort Wayne's NBC)
Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 10:04 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - Officials from the Indiana Department of Health late Wednesday announced that young Hoosiers between the ages of 12 and 15 who’ve received a second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can go ahead and receive a booster dose.

Teens between ages of 12 and 15 in Indiana now eligible for COVID-19 booster
Teens between ages of 12 and 15 in Indiana now eligible for COVID-19 booster(Fort Wayne's NBC)

The FDA amended Emergency Use Authorization for that particular shot Monday. The CDC endorsed the move Wednesday. Children in that age group are advised to wait 5 months instead of 6 after their primary vaccination before receiving the third shot. If you need a vaccine appointment for a child between the ages of 12 and 15, go to www.ourshot.in.gov to find a location that carries the Pfizer vaccine. Or, you can call 211.

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