Children line up to receive 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine at events hosted by Texas congresswoman

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- In Houston, children ages 12 to 15 had the opportunity to get vaccinated for COVID-19 through events held Saturday by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

The effort to vaccinate children comes after the FDA gave Pfizer emergency use authorization for that age group.

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The first event was held at Heights High School on East 13th Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Health experts with the United Memorial Medical Center were there administering Pfizer and Moderna vaccine shots.

The next opportunity will be at Key Middle School at 4000 Kelley Street from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

While pre-registration is not required, attendees had to register on site.

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