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CDC, FDA authorize emergency use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 12 and up

Vaccine appointments available through UT Physicians

up-close photo of a gloved health care provider inserting a needle into a vial of vaccine, with a masked adolescent boy in the background. (Photo by Getty Images)
UT Physicians has open appointments to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Getty Images)

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 and up.

UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, has open appointments to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Appointments can be requested through the UT Physicians website. Please note, all appointments will be scheduled at the UTHealth Vaccine Hub, located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. As a reminder, individuals who are at a high risk for severe illness will continue to be given priority for appointments.

Individuals who are under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to the vaccination appointment. If you are driving to your child’s appointment, a self-pay surface parking lot is located in front of UTHealth School of Dentistry at 1940 East Road, Houston, TX 77054. Be prepared for current weather conditions as it is a 10-15 minute walk to the vaccine hub.

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