Ask The Doctors: FDA Clears Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine For 12-15 Year Olds

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News today that the FDA has cleared the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use in children 12 to 15 years old.

This comes as cases continue to drop in the commonwealth, more restrictions are eased, and close to 3 million Bay State residents are now fully vaccinated. Governor Baker is meeting just this afternoon, virtually, with President Biden to talk about vaccine distribution.

Still, indoor mask mandates remain, as do gathering size restrictions. What questions do listeners have about variants, vaccinating younger residents, and some return to normal?

We take calls with Dr. Christopher Gill, an infectious disease clinician and researcher who focuses on vaccines and the epidemiology of respiratory diseases at Boston University, and Dr. Helen Boucher, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center, and a professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

This segment aired on May 11, 2021.

Jamie Bologna Senior Producer/Director, Radio Boston
Jamie Bologna was senior producer and director of Radio Boston.


Tiziana Dearing Host, Radio Boston
Tiziana Dearing is the host of Radio Boston.



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