In Colorado, 16 and 17-year-olds are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. They can thank a group of other teenagers who volunteered for clinical trials last year.
COLORADO, USA — On Friday, Colorado opened up eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all Coloradans, ages 16 and older.
Last fall, the Lynn Institute of Denver ran a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial focused specifically on those teenagers.
“We were contracted to enroll about 10 kids, we ended up enrolling 25,” said Kelly Radin, the director of clinical trials at the site.
The facility was already conducting trials with adults. Radin said she wasn’t sure what to expect with teenagers.
“I didn’t know how kids would react to wanting to do a clinical trial,” she said. “I was pleasantly…