SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Kids as young as 12 can now get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The expanded eligibility comes after the CDC and FDA announced findings that Pfizer’s vaccine is safe and effective in protecting kids between the ages of 12 and 15.READ MORE: California's Power Grid Operator Urges Residents To Conserve Energy Amid Heat Wave
Sacramento vaccine alert: Pfizer vaccine clinic open today from 8AM-3PM for 12 years and older. No appointment needed. Located at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd.
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Previously, emergency use authorization was only given to people 16 and older.READ MORE: Sacramento Police Officer Accused Of Domestic Violence No Longer Facing Charges
More than 2 million more Californians are now eligible to be vaccinated.
Several clinics are now being opened specifically offering the COVID-19 vaccine for kids over 12.
In Woodland, a clinic is open from 5-7 p.m. at the HHSA Bauer Bulding.
In Sacramento, the Cal Expo vaccine clinic is open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for people 12 years and older. No appointment is necessary.
This weekend, the Holy Cross Church in West Sacramento is also offering a vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. to noon, while Harper Junior High in Davis is holding a clinic from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Zoo Enforces Early Closures As Heatwave Hits Valley
Several health systems – including UC Davis, Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente – are also now accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children 12-15.