Fauci predicts teens could be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine by end of year

Dr. Fauci says tests are being done right now to make sure teens will be able to get shots that are both safe and effective.

News 12 Staff

Mar 8, 2021, 11:42 AM

Updated 1,232 days ago

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The nation's top infectious disease expert is predicting that teens could be eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of this year.
“We project that high school students will very likely be able to be vaccinated by the fall term, maybe not the very first day, but certainly in the early part of the fall for that fall educational term,” says Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Dr. Fauci says tests are being done right now to make sure teens will be able to get shots that are both safe and effective.
Fauci also says he expects that vaccines for younger children could be ready in early 2022.


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