CHICAGO (CBS)– Sources said the FDA could authorize the Pfizer shot for kids as young as 12 years old, by early next week.

If the vaccine is approved, it would allow younger kids to get the shot before the next school year.

READ MORE: Monty And Rose, Endangered Piping Plovers, Lay 3 Eggs At Montrose Beach Dunes

Right now, the Pfizer shot is the only COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for people younger than 18 years old.

READ MORE: Small Plane Lands On I-355 At 159th Street In New Lenox; Pilot, 3 Passengers Suffer Minor Injuries

If you are still looking to get a vaccine, the United Center has open appointments. Appointments are available through May 10 and the facility is back to offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

Appointment s can be made via Zocdoc, or through the city’s COVID Help Line at (312) 746-4835.

MORE NEWS: FBI Seeking Public's Help Finding Devontay Anderson; Feds Say Third Suspect Charged In Killing Of Jaslyn Adams Fled State To Avoid Prosecution

 

CBS 2 Chicago Staff