New York allowed to vaccinate adolescents from 16 years old

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that people between the ages of 16 and 29 are eligible for the vaccine with

April 6.

At the same time, adolescents aged 16 and 17 will be able toget in only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The fact is that this is the only vaccine in the United States approved for use by persons under 18 years of age. It is noted that parental consent will be required to vaccinate children aged 16 and 17. The exception is adolescents who are married or are parents.

None of the vaccines available in the United States have yet been approved for use in people under the age of 16.

According to the federal centers for control anddisease prevention, roughly one in five New Yorkers was vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday, April 5. Just over one third of the state's residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

The new rules will allow an additional 1.7 million people to be vaccinated, officials from the state health department said.

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