WATCH: Spectrum Health doctors discuss FDA's expansion of Pfizer vaccine

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Posted at 8:29 AM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 09:32:51-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Doctors from Spectrum Health discussed on Tuesday the FDA's recent expansion of its emergency authorization of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children 12 to 15 years old.

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The two-dose vaccine had been authorized for those as young as 16. After clinical trials and research in those age 12 to 15, the pharmaceutical company asked the FDA to expand their emergency use authorization to allow the vaccine to be used in younger teens.

Watch Spectrum Health's Q&A here: