COVID-19 vaccine available for kids 12 and up at CVS locations

1 month 2 days 19 hours ago Wednesday, May 12 2021 May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021 4:52 PM May 12, 2021 in News - Local
By: KRGV Digital
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CVS Health announced Wednesday that COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children ages 12 to 15 are now available for scheduling at over 5,600 locations nationwide.

Following the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for adolescents, 485 CVS Pharmacies across Texas now offer access to the shot.

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According to a news release, participating CVS Pharmacy locations in Texas will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to adolescents on Thursday, May 13.

Parental or legal consent is required, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Patients are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app; walk-ins are welcome.

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