LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- CVS Pharmacies in Nevada will offer the Pfizer two-dose COVID-19 vaccine to those age 12 and over starting Thursday.
According to the company, patients under 18 must have the consent of a parent or guardian to receive the vaccine. Patients under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or authorized representative.
Visit https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine for more information.
Gov. Sisolak released a statement on Wednesday regarding the expansion of the Pfizer vaccine:
I am pleased that the experts in our Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup agree with our federal partners that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine for adolescents as young as 12 years old.
This vaccine is a vital tool in our fight against COVID-19 and the protection it offers our families is invaluable as we look to the future and work to protect the health of our communities. Thank you to my fellow Governors for your expertise and collaboration on this process. We are better and stronger together and residents of all western states can be confident in this review.
I am excited that we can now open vaccination to this age group and this announcement is an important step to protecting our children as every vaccine given puts our state one step closer to recovery.