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.

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“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.”

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Kagan personally helped more than 800 elderly people find vaccination appointments as part of the Vaccine Angels Facebook group.

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The teen is urging other kids his age to do their part and get the shot.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff