'All children should be vaccinated' - Monroe parents excited over approval of COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12-15
Now that children as young as 12 years old can get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, parents in Monroe say they couldn't be happier.
Nancy Sorge from Monroe says she has been waiting for her 13-year-old son, Raymond, to get a vaccine. He suffers from epilepsy.
She says the pandemic has left her son isolated, and she wants him and other kids in school to be protected.
"All children should be vaccinated," Sorge says. "We need to stop COVID. It was a really, really tough year."
Chrissy Martinez, who works with special education students in Monroe, says she's already made an appointment for her 14-year-old daughter Kendyl.
Dr. Nimrod Dayan, a pediatrician and advisor to Monroe Public Schools, says while many of the teachers are vaccinated, it's just as important for kids to be.
Doctors say vaccination clinics are being set up for 12 to 15-year-olds in the area.