Youth 16 and older eligible for vaccine this week

Be sure to check with provider about specific requirements


Last updated 4/12/2021 at 11:11am

Beginning April 15, all people 16 years of age and older will be eligible to be vaccinated. There are a few important reminders when vaccinating minors:

• Pfizer-BioNTech is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine authorized for those 16 years of age and older. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are authorized for people 18 and older at this time. Please verify what vaccine brand is available at a location prior to making an appointment.

• Those age 16 or 17 may need consent from a parent or guardian to get the vaccine, unless they are legally emancipated. Providers may have different requ...

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