FOREST PARK, Ill. (CBS) — With approval by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee issued Wednesday, some kids between 12 and 15 in the Chicago area received their COVID-19 vaccinations late Wednesday.
Benjamin Kagan, 15, got his Pfizer COVID vaccine shot Wednesday night at the Cook County vaccination site in Forest Park.READ MORE: Alphonso Joyner, 23, Charged With Shooting And Killing 71-Year-Old Woom Sing Tse In Broad Daylight In Chinatown
“It feels absolutely amazing,” he said. “I’ve been waiting for this day for a very, very long time – and it didn’t hurt that much.”READ MORE: Woman Struck By Gunfire Inside Rogers Park Home
Kagan personally helped more than 800 elderly people find vaccination appointments as part of the Vaccine Angels Facebook group.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Increasing Clouds Wednesday Night, Snow Flurries Possible Thursday Morning
The teen is urging other kids his age to do their part and get the shot.