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Newsletters – The Capsule – Can the kids help fuel the vaccine campaign?

Fortune, May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021

Newsletters – The Capsule – Can the kids help fuel the vaccine campaign?

I spoke with José Mayorga, a family physician and the executive director and executive medical director of the UCI Family Health Centers, earlier this week following the FDA’s decision to authorize Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for kids 12 years and older. … What Mayorga had to say was remarkable. “The other day we were able to vaccinate two teens and their mom. And it was honestly one of the most rewarding moments in my life this year because we got mom convinced because her son, not the mom, her son was the one who said, ‘Mom, we need to consider getting vaccinated,’” he said. “The kids did their research. They asked us questions. They got their vaccine, and it was absolutely great and satisfying to see two high school kids and the mom get vaccinated to move past and move forward.” (Fortune)