Alaska children 12 and up could soon get virus vaccinations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska public health officials hope to begin vaccinating children 12 and up against COVID-19 as early as Wednesday.

Parents were permitted Monday to sign up their children for appointments after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use authorization to drug company Pfizer to provide its COVID-19 vaccine for people 12 through 15.

Prior to the emergency authorization, the vaccine was approved for people 16 and older.

The state was still awaiting final recommendations from the CDC, which are expected to come early Wednesday, according to Dr. Anne Zin...


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