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: Chicago Animal Care To Give Away Free Pet Vaccines And Microchips
“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: Good Samaritan's Car Stolen As He Helps Victims Of Three-Car Crash
Kagan personally helped more than 800 elderly people find vaccination appointments as part of the Vaccine Angels Facebook group.MORE NEWS: Security Guard Shoots Man Who Pulled Gun When Asked To Pay For Snacks At Englewood Gas Station
The teen is urging other kids his age to do their part and get the shot.