COVID-19 Vaccines and Adolescents: Your Questions Answered

By Atrium Health Levine Children's May 11, 2021

Have questions about what an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents (age 12-15) could mean? Dr. Lyn Nuse, MD, specialty medical director of pediatric primary care at Atrium Health Levine Children's, answered questions about everything parents need to know. 

Healthcare systems across the country are making plans to prepare for the potential Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 12-15 years old in the near future. As the FDA reviews the latest data on the vaccine, which is currently approved for those 16 and older, we understand many parents likely have questions about what to expect when approved. Take a look at the below videos for answers to parents' top questions about the vaccine. From safety and side effects, to why parents should consider vaccinations for adolescents, our Atrium Health Levine Children’s pediatrician answers them all.

This article originally appeared in Atrium Health's Daily Dose.