Published on Mar 05, 2021

Video Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING] JOHN WHYTE: Can children receive any of the available COVID vaccines?

We're all concerned about keeping our children safe from the coronavirus. However, the vaccines currently available have not yet been tested on children. Well, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is approved for people as young as 16. Teens who are healthy and have no underlying health conditions are essentially at the back of the line.

Now for the good news. There are some COVID vaccine clinical trials underway that have enrolled kids as young as 12. And studies including children even younger are scheduled to start soon.

But remember, children aren't little adults. And we need to do more studies before we start vaccinating kids under the age of 16.