COVID-19 vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds will begin Thursday in Wisconsin after the plan received a key approval.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, an independent panel for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday that adolescents ages 12 to 15 should get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
The state Department of Health Services immediately updated its order:
"The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announces that children 12-15 years old are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and vaccinations can begin starting Thursday, May 13. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses for full protection and is the first and only vaccine available for this age group."
“This pandemic has been tough on everyone, but I know it has been especially hard for our kids,” said Gov. Tony Evers.