Tucson teenagers can get COVID-19 recordings at Udall Park, state locations, and pharmacies starting Thursday on local news



The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be in public and private locations across Pima County starting Thursday, young people ages 12-17, officials said Wednesday afternoon.


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The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to adolescents ages 12-17 starting Thursday in Udall Park as part of a partnership between Tucson Medical Center and the Pima County Health Department.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the vaccine Wednesday for 12 to 15 years, so the younger age group is now officially approved. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer shots for this age group on Monday pending CDC approval.

Registration for TMC appointments scheduled to begin Thursday morning at the vaccination center in Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road, should begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12th. Appointments are available online at pharmac.tmcaz.com.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who can give consent for the vaccine.

Residents under the age of 17 are currently only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are currently approved for use in people aged 18 and over.

The state locations and private pharmacies will also be offering Pfizer recordings for this age group from Thursday.

In Tucson, the University of Arizona state vaccination facility is located in the Ina E. Gittings Building, Room 129, 1737 E. University Blvd., on the north side of UA Mall, west of North Campbell Avenue.

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