14-year-old from Roslyn Heights rolls up his sleeve for COVID-19 vaccine

In exclusive video sent to News 12, Alex Sadofsky is seen getting the shot.

News 12 Staff

May 13, 2021, 2:38 AM

Updated 1,163 days ago

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A 14-year-old from Roslyn Heights was one of the first in his age group in the state to roll up his sleeve for the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday.
In exclusive video sent to News 12, Alex Sadofsky is seen getting the shot. Sadofsky says he didn't expect to get it so quickly. Sadofsky says he was scheduled to receive it a CVS on Thursday but "there was an error with the appointment, and they ended up giving us a shot that was extra for today. We were lucky."
Federal health advisors formally endorsed the use of Pfizer's vaccine in kids as young as 12 Wednesday afternoon. The state Department of Health reviewed the guidance with an eye on green lighting it in New York as early as Thursday.
"I'm going to camp this summer and I wanted to be vaccinated so there won't be any problems if someone got sick, and I could be safe with my friends and family at home," says Sadofsky.
Sadofsky says he was a little nervous about getting the shot but only because he's afraid of needles.


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