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Western States Give Additional Approval to Pfizer Vaccine for Kids

Tiffany Eckert

Kids 12 and older are now eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Oregon and Washington.

Officials announced Wednesday night that the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup reviewed the federal process to authorize the vaccine for kids 12-15 and found that it’s safe and effective. 

The workgroup represents Oregon, Washington, California and Nevada.

Kids 12-15 can start getting vaccinated across Oregon. Those who are 12-14 must be with a parent or legal guardian. If someone other than that comes with them, they’ll need to provide proof of consent.


Born and raised in Eugene, Anni started at KLCC in 2000 as a reporter and co-host of Northwest Passage. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Anni moved to New York City. She worked in education for several years before returning to her true love, journalism. Anni co-founded and co-hosted Dailysonic, a narrative-based news podcast. She interned at WNYC's On The Media, then becoming WNYC's assistant producer of Morning Edition.