Governor Polis on CDC Approval of Pfizer Vaccine for Kids Ages 5 to 11

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

DENVER - Governor Jared Polis released the following statement upon reports that the CDC Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices (ACIP) and CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11. 

“Finally, we have full federal approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children. Now our youngest Coloradans can finally have the protection they need and deserve to stay safe from the COVID-19 virus. By getting this shot, our kids can enjoy in-person learning with their teachers and classmates without fear of getting sick. Our kids can go back to being kids! I can’t tell you enough what a relief this is as a parent of two young children who are now eligible to get their vaccine. I thank CDC Director Walensky and the FDA for their work in vetting this safe, effective vaccine for our nation’s children. Colorado stands ready to swiftly distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to kids across all four corners of our state, ensuring equitable distribution and widespread access to every child in need of the lifesaving vaccine.”