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San Diego Youth Line Up As Pfizer Vaccine Gets Approved For Ages 12-15

12-year-old Pablo Cortez  received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Family ...

Photo by Matthew Bowler

Above: 12-year-old Pablo Cortez received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Family Health Centers of San Diego in Barrio Logan, May 13, 2021.

Children 12 to 15 years of age are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine with the consent of a parent or guardian.

As vaccine eligibility officially opened for everyone 12 years and older, families headed out get their children vaccinated Thursday morning.

Anthony White with the Family Health centers of San Diego said the process is simple.

“You have to come with a parent who has to provide consent, walk up and go through the process. You're usually in and out in 30-45 minutes,” White said.

Reported by Alexandra Rangel , Video by Matthew Bowler

Parents and guardians are also asked to bring a form of ID for their children that shows their age.

Only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for use for children 12 and up. According to the county, all static vaccine sites will have Pfizer vaccines on hand for walk-ins and appointments.

Parents looking to make an appointment can log in to to make an appointment.

Listen to this story by Alexandra Rangel.


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Alexandra Rangel
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opening quote marksclosing quote marksI am a freelance reporter covering the latest news and issues surrounding the San Diego community. I’m always looking to shed light on issues that would otherwise go unreported.

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