FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 10, 2021
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Governor DeWine Issues Statement on FDA Vaccine Authorization
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued this statement following the approval by the Food and Drug Administration's to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to those ages 12-15:
"I am encouraged that the FDA has already updated Pfizer’s Emergency Use Authorization to include youth ages 12-15. Following a recommendation, as soon as Wednesday, from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the CDC, Ohio will immediately expand vaccine eligibility to youth ages 12-15 and provide appropriate guidance for parents, guardians, and vaccine providers across the state. Vaccinations are our way back to a more normal life."