The Tulsa Health Department will start administering Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to 12 to 15-year-olds on Thursday.
The Centers for Disease Control gave its approval Wednesday for emergency use authorization. Pfizer is now the first manufacturer to receive approval of its vaccine for younger Americans.
The Tulsa Health Department hopes the decision will prevent more infections, hospitalization, and deaths in Tulsa County. Starting Thursday, parents can make an appointment for their child to receive the vaccine at four of THD's locations. The locations include:
Walk-ins for 12 to 15-year-olds will also be accepted starting Thursday at the Community Vaccination Center, which is located at TCC's Northeast Campus.