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Pediatrics Ohio Chapter: Kids Need Vaccine for Back to School

Julian Boyce, 14, receives his first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, from nurse Kenia Georges in New York, Thursday, May 13, 2021. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that children between the ages of 12 and 15 can get vaccinated in New York effective immediately. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC and ONN) – With students heading back to school this week, the Ohio chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is concerned about all the children under 12 who are not vaccinated.

They are calling on the FDA to authorize the vaccine for kids, especially with cases in their age group increasing.

The FDA is requiring more tests before authorization.

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