The following is a public statement from Pino Colone, MD, president of the Michigan State Medical Society, in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that vaccinated children between the ages of 12 and 15 receive the Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot.
“The Michigan State Medical Society and our state’s physician community stand with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association in recommending that eligible, vaccinated children between the ages of 12 and 15 seek out a COVID-19 booster shot.
“With students now back in the classroom and the Omicron variant continuing to surge, the extra dose of defense a booster provides is the best way to keep our children and teens protected and safe. The evidence is clear: being vaccinated and boosted is the best way to stay protected from the harshest and most dangerous effects of COVID-19. With hospitalizations of children infected with COVID rising across the country, there’s no question getting our children boosted is the best way to ensure our families and loved ones remain safe and healthy.”