Weeks into the Covid booster rollout, parents of young children say the shots are scarce
It is true that young children and adolescents are currently underserved in the Covid-19 vaccination rollout. This is because there are currently limited doses of the Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in these age groups. Most states are prioritizing the limited doses for older populations and front-line workers before those in younger age groups. However, health authorities in some states are now beginning to offer the Pfizer vaccine to those 12 and older. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that states expand the availability of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to adolescents aged 12 to 15. As the supply of vaccines increases, states and local health authorities should begin to offer more doses to children and adolescents in the coming weeks and months.