First 12 year old vaccinated at UWM’s vaccine clinic

With the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommending the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds, the vaccine clinic at UWM delivered its first vaccine to a person in this age group on Thursday, May 13.

Twelve year old Addison, the son of Dr. Amanda Simanek of the UWM Zilber School of Public Health, was the first of his age group to receive the shot at UWM’s vaccine clinic.

Dr. Simanek, who accompanied her son to the clinic, said, “Dr. Kim Litwack (UWM Dean of Nursing) took our picture and everyone cheered, it was awesome! The excitement and energy in the clinic with so many parents bringing their kids in was palpable.”

You can learn more about UWM’s vaccine clinic here.