© Reuters. California is open to vaccinations to all residents over the age of 16
(Reuters) – Everyone in the United States 16 years of age or older is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday.
According to the latest US health agency recommendation, people 16 years of age and older with underlying medical conditions increase the risk of serious, life-threatening complications from COVID-19, should be among people who were vaccinated first. (https: //
Most US states have expanded COVID-19 vaccination to people in this age group. Alaska was the first state to reduce statewide eligibility to age 16, and it was followed by states including Georgia, Texas, and California.
Earlier in April, US President Joe Biden directed states to expand the scope of vaccination eligibility for people aged 18 and over by April 19. There is no COVID-19 vaccine. allowed for people under 16 years old, although testing is underway.
According to the CDC, more than half of all adults in the US have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
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