Guam eligibility for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine expanded to 12 years and older

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. (PNC file photo)

Effective immediately, and following U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, adolescents 12 years of age and older may receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Minors who are 12 to 17 years of age may only receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J & J/Janssen) vaccines are not recommended for individuals below the age of 18 years.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and provide government-issued identification to validate age.

The parent or legal guardian will also be required to sign a consent form on behalf of the minor to receive the vaccine.

All residents 18 years of age or older are eligible for all three vaccine brands.