LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after learning of the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendation to use the Pfizer vaccine among children ages 12-15. 

“With today’s announcement from the CDC that the Pfizer vaccine has been cleared for use for children as young as 12, we are one big step closer to containing this virus and putting this pandemic behind us. Although children and teens have been at lower risk than adults to be hospitalized or have severe illness from COVID-19, they can still carry and pass on the virus to more vulnerable adults, and their lives have been upended as a result. At the County, we are prepared to administer these vaccines at a variety of sites – from our larger sites, to parks administering the Pfizer vaccine, to those set up on school campuses directly. By doing so, we can give children and their families the peace of mind that they will soon be able to add another level of security to their protection from this virus and brings us closer to our new normal.”

CONTACT: 

Kimberly Ortega, Acting Communications Director, (213) 361-6435 or KOrtega@bos.lacounty.gov

Stephany Villaseñor, Communications Deputy, (213) 308-9017 or SVillasenor@bos.lacounty.gov