Health officials await green light to vaccinate younger people against COVID

Fresno County health officials are waiting for the green light to start vaccinating younger residents against COVID-19.

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- Fresno County health officials are waiting for the green light to start vaccinating younger residents against COVID. Several studies have been performed on children to see the effectiveness of these vaccines. Earlier this month, Pfizer announced its trials showed 100% efficacy in kids as young as 12. Pfizer researchers say the study involved more than 2,200 kids between the ages of 12 and 15. But it is yet to be authorized by the FDA for that age group.

KENNY BANH: So there's a couple little barriers, but each one of them are slowly kind of getting knocked down. And each one-- and as each one gets knocked down, it's not like a magic switch that we turned on. It's more like a dimmer where everything we're doing is a step closer towards normalcy.

- Officials believe that administering the vaccine to those under the age of 16 will be beneficial as more schools fully reopen.