Glitch in state’s vaccine system registers wrong vaccine to teens

Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 10:18 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A glitch in the commonwealth’s vaccine system could have parents registering their teens for the wrong coronavirus vaccine, according to a report from The Virginian-Pilot.

Under Phase 2, teenagers ages 16 and up can get the shot. But right now, only Pfizer’s vaccine is approved by the FDA for teens.

The Virginian-Pilot also reports the state’s pre-registration system does not eliminate vaccine options based on age.

The system is currently working on a fix.

For now, parents need to be aware when signing up their 16 or 17-year-olds.

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