A major step towards herd immunity...children as young as 12 receiving their first dose of the pfizer covid-19 vaccine.
Pzfizer if one of multiple pharmaceutical companies studying the safety and effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines in children as young as 6 months old.
Stacey Conrad's daughter suffers from an auto immune disease and says she will be getting vaccinated when the time comes.
"she'll definitely be getting the vaccine regardless of whether or not she had her auto immune disease or not she would still be getting the vaccine"
Doctors say parents who are on the fence about getting their child vaccinated should seek medical advice.
"If you are afraid I would first thing that comes to mind talk to your pediatrician, get the information from them directly"
Three children between the ages of 14 and 15 years old recieved their first dose of the vaccine. a spokesperson for ochsner says the vaccine is completely safe.
"And in this age group the studies show that actually the vaccine was 100 percent effective in preventing covid 19 and completely safe"