KMOV Staff, May 12, 2021
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page said the county will be ready to vaccinate 12 to 15-year-olds once the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gives approval.
The CDC's Independent Advisory Committee meets Wednesday afternoon to provide a recommendation to evaluate the FDA's emergency use authorization that came out earlier this week.
After the CDC endorses use of the vaccine for ages 12-15, then the state health department will also need to endorse the vaccine for that age group. Many organizations anticipate they'll be able to give the vaccine the adolescents by Thursday.