According to The New York Times, the Pfizer vaccine will be available for those who want to get vaccinated at 16.
Alaska became the first state to allow vaccination against coronavirus to people from the age of 16.
“This decision [to allow coronavirus vaccination for people as young as 16] is an important step forward in the fight against coronavirus,”Governor Mike Dunleavy wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
According to The New York Times, Alaska has already vaccinated 16% of the population – more than in any other US state. It is noted that for those who want to be vaccinated at the age of 16, the American company Pfizer vaccine will be available, and the use of drugs from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson is allowed from 18 years.
According to Johns Hopkins University, which conducts calculations based on information from federal and local authorities, more than 29 million cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the United States, 527.6 thousand people have died. The country ranks first in the world in both indicators.