SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Any New Yorker age 16 or older can now walk in to a state run vaccination site to get a COVID shot, no appointment necessary.
But that age limit could soon drop once again. Pfizer says its vaccine is safe for 12- to 15-year-olds too and is waiting to apply to and get approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
“My expectation is that since they have the information already, and because, you know, having 12- to 15-year-olds eligible for vaccination will make a huge difference for the school year. I’m thinking that they’re probably going to try to turn something around in the month of May,” said Dr. Stephen Thomas, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Upstate.
Dr. Thomas also spoke about the New York State Fair, saying he believes it can be done safely.
For the full interview with Dr. Thomas, click here.