What Clinicians Need to Know About Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccination of Adolescents

On April 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory about the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are reviewing data involving six U.S. cases of a rare type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine that were reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). One patient died. CDC recommends pausing the use of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine until the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is able to further review these cerebral venous sinus thrombosis cases in the context of thrombocytopenia and assess their potential significance. To read the full report, click here.

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This COCA Call will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020


This COCA Call will give clinicians an overview of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination in adolescents who are 12-to-15 years of age. Clinicians will learn about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, vaccine recommendations, and clinical guidance for using the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents in this age group.


Sara Oliver, MD, MSPH
LCDR, U.S. Public Health Service
Co-lead, Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices COVID-19 Vaccines Work Group
COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kate Woodworth, MD, MPH
Medical Officer, Clinical Guidance Team
COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tanya Myers, PhD, MSc
v-safe Team Co-Lead
COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Friday, May 14, 2021,
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

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