President Joe Biden at a coronavirus briefing (left). An image of a girl getting a Covid shot (right).

President Joe Biden, left, urged parents to make sure their children are vaccinated after a CDC advisory panel recommended the Pfizer shot (Pictures: White House/AP)

An advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12 to 15 – prompting President Joe Biden to tell parents to ‘make sure’ their kids get the shot.

On Wednesday afternoon, 14 members of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to endorse the Pfizer jab, and one recused herself. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky was expected to review the recommendations and approve them later in the day.

Shortly after the committee vote, Biden in a coronavirus briefing urged parents to get their children vaccinated right away.

‘Now the vaccine is authorized for ages 12 and up and I encourage their parents to make sure that they get the shot,’ the president said.

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