North Texas is now preparing to possibly vaccinate kids ages 12-15 according to a and NBC 5 article from May 7th. In it they say:
“Health and government agencies across North Texas are making preparations for the possibility that the FDA and CDC will come to a consensus next week to allow Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children between the ages of 12 and 15. The Pfizer vaccine is already allowed for anyone 16 and older.
Dallas County has allowed the parents of these children to register for a vaccine for weeks now to allow for an easier rollout when the eligibility expansion is approved.”
Before this, over 100,000 kids were pre-registered to get their shots even if shots had yet to be approved and allocated for them according to a Dallas Morning News article from April 6th. In it they say:
“One hundred thousand children are on Dallas County’s waitlist for the COVID-19 vaccine even though the shots haven’t been approved for them.
Dallas County Health Director Dr. Philip Huang disclosed the number Tuesday in an interview with The Dallas Morning News.
For months, local officials, led by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, have urged everyone, regardless of eligibility, to sign up for the vaccine. The waitlist has ballooned to more than 800,000 people, meaning children account for one out of every eight registered.”
Now that the vaccine demand is slowing down, it looks like those kids may be getting their shots soon enough.