Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine protects younger teens

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2021, file photo, a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 is shown at a one-day vaccination clinic set up in an facility in Seattle and operated by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Pfizer announced Wednesday, March 31, 2021 that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall.

A delay in shipping of the Pfizer vaccine supply will push back the start of Friday’s second-dose vaccine clinic at Senior LIFE Johnstown.

The clinic was scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Senior LIFE Johnstown, 401 Broad St., for those who received the Pfizer vaccine March 19 at Senior LIFE.

It will now start at 10:30 a.m.

The vaccine clinic is one of several scheduled by Highlands Health: Laurel Highlands Free and Charitable Medical Clinic.

Highlands Health Executive Director Rosalie Danchanko said her team will pick up the vaccine supply about 9 a.m., but it takes some time to thaw out the super-chilled medication and then mix its components for distribution.


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