MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Fri, 06 Aug 2021 00:27:38 +0000 Georgia begins COVID vaccines for kids 12 and up http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/e482205a42fb4b6fbdbc7be3adde19d5 The U.S. is expanding use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12. Jane Ellen Norman says she's looking forward to a little more freedom in her life and a possible return to summer camp after getting her first dose in Atlanta. (May 11) e482205a42fb4b6fbdbc7be3adde19d5 Tue, 11 May 2021 19:54:05 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSAtlanta - 11 May 20211. Various exteriors of people entering Mercedes-Benz Stadium for COVID-19 vaccinations++COVERED+2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Ellen Norman, 12, got first COVID-19 vaccine shot:"I am 12 years old and I'm getting vaccinated here today."++PARTIALLY COVERED++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Ellen Norman, 12, got first COVID-19 vaccine shot:"I look forward to having a little bit more freedom to like do stuff. And I look forward to going to camp this year because last year it got canceled, and so I'm excited to go there and see all my camp friends."4. Various of Jane Ellen's mask and sticker++PARTIALLY COVERED++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Ellen Norman, 12, got first COVID-19 vaccine shot:"I hope that they all get vaccinated and so we can see each other and not have to be so far apart and not have to be worried that we might get COVID."6. Wide of vaccination stations in Mercedes-Benz Stadium++PARTIALLY COVERED++7. SOUNDBITE (English) English Norman, Jane Ellen Norman's mother:"I think they have done such a good job as kids learning to wear masks and wash their hands and stay distant. I think for them it's caused so much anxiety to go places, I mean they refuse to take off their masks. So I love that my kids have taken the responsibility of their safety on themselves, and I think it's exciting that now their anxiety can start to lessen and they can feel safe."8. Various of volunteers at vaccination stationSTORYLINE:The U.S. is expanding use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12.The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that the shot is safe and offers strong protection for younger teens based on testing of more than 2,000 U.S. volunteers.Jane Ellen Norman, 12, got her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Tuesday morning, saying she looks forward to having "a little bit more freedom."Being able to see her friends without staying far apart and worrying they might get sick was top of mind for the sixth grader."I hope they all get vaccinated," Jane Ellen said.Like many others, Jane Ellen's summer camp was canceled last year as the coronavirus pandemic raged on.But she's hopeful she'll be able to attend this year: "I'm excited to go there and see all my camp friends."Her mother, English Norman, said she scheduled vaccine appointments for Jane Ellen and 14-year-old Owen Norman immediately after hearing that U.S. regulators expanded use of Pfizer's COVID-19 shot to those as young as 12. Now, her entire family – including her husband, a physician, and their 17-year-old eldest – has begun the vaccination process."They have done such a good job as kids learning to wear masks and wash their hands and stay distant. I think for them it's caused so much anxiety to go places," Norman said. "I love that my kids have taken the responsibility of their safety on themselves, and I think it's exciting that now their anxiety can start to lessen and they can feel safe."Most vaccines rolling out worldwide have been authorized for adults.The latest news is welcome for U.S. families struggling to decide what activities are safe to resume when the youngest family members remain unvaccinated.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The U.S. is expanding use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12. Jane Ellen Norman says she's looking forward to a little more freedom in her life and a possible return to summer camp after getting her first dose in Atlanta. (May 11) Georgia begins COVID vaccines for kids 12 and up