Transcript for 1st vaccinations of children as young as 12 in Georgia
Back here in this country tonight, and to the coronavirus. Reports the first kids to get the pfizer vaccine, just 24 hours after pfizer was given emergency use authorization. Tonight, Georgia has already begun vaccinating 12 to 15-year-olds. More than 150 million people have now received at least one dose. That's 58% of adults. And tonight, the CDC director urging young people to ask their parents for the vaccine. Here's Eva pilgrim. Reporter: Today in Georgia, the first vaccinations in children as young as 12 after that green light from the fda. I look forward to going to camp this year, because last year I got canceled. And so, I'm excited to go there and see all my camp friends. Reporter: As many as 17 million adolescents will be formally cleared to do the same, after a CDC panel recommends the pfizer vaccine tomorrow. I am also encouraging children to ask for the vaccine. I have a 16-year-old myself and I can tell you, he wanted to get the vaccine. He wants his life back. Reporter: For many parents, relief. I saw it on the news and I started crying, "Oh my god, it's happening." Reporter: But some parents are still hesitant about the vaccine. Just 30% in one poll say they plan to get their children vaccinated right away. 26% say they will wait and see how the vaccine is working. I'd just like a little more time, a little more data. Reporter: Tonight, with more than a third of Americans now fully vaccinated, growing calls to ditch masks indoors. Parents at this North Carolina school board meeting demanding pleading for the mask mandate to be lifted. Take the masks off our children. It's our choice as parents. It's my child, my choice. Reporter: Today, Dr. Rochelle walensky on capitol hill defending CDC guidelines, saying they will change as more people get vaccinated. We now have 38,000 new infections on average per day. Last may 11th, it was 24,000. And we sent a lot of kids home and camps were closed. The camp guidance is intended to get our kids to camp and allow them to stay there. Reporter: This, as more businesses are reopening. Three of Broadway's biggest musicals announcing they will be the first to return, beginning September 14th. Tickets now on sale for "Ham "Hamilton," "The lion king" and "Wicked." Broadway playing a huge role in tourism and New York City's economy, generating nearly $15 billion a year, supporting almost 100,000 jobs. And those teens will be able to get the vaccine at all the normal locations, even some schools. This, as the Biden administration is partnering with Uber and Lyft, offering free rides, trying to get to that goal of 70% of adults vaccinated by July 4th. David? All right, Eva pilgrim here in New York for us. Eva, thank you.
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