Doctor encouraging teens to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- The FDA and CDC have cleared Pfizer Covid-19 vaccinations for kids ages 12 to 17.

Yankton Pediatrician Dr April Willman says she has been talking to parents about the safety of the vaccine.

Willman says many parents are worried about side effects from the Covid-19 shots.

Willman says she has treated a number of kids with Covid infections.

Willman says she would like to see most kids get vaccinated before they return to school this fall.