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Texas youth show up in "amazing" numbers as state tries to vaccinate 1.7 million children now eligible for COVID-19 shot

In the days since the federal approval of the shot for their age group, about 6% of Texas children ages 12-15 have gotten a dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

McKinney ISD registered nurse Nancy Yarbrough administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a student at McKinney ISD Stadium and Community Event Center in on May 20, 2021.
McKinney ISD registered nurse Stephanie Martin administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a 17-year-old at the McKinney ISD Stadium and Community Event Center on May 20, 2021.
Joshua Martin, 17, is pushed by his mother Teddi Martin after they received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at McKinney ISD Stadium and Community Event Center on May 20, 2021.

Some parents remain hesitant

A young boy jumps over a drainage fence as McKinney ISD students and their legal guardians stand in a line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the McKinney ISD Stadium and Community Event Center on May 20, 2021.

COVID in kids

McKinney ISD registered nurse Jennifer Beaverson, left, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Rory Augustin, 15, at McKinney ISD Stadium and Community Event Center on May 20, 2021.

Managing the rush

McKinney ISD students and their parents or legal guardians, wait for a COVID-19 vaccine at a site hosted by McKinney ISD and the McKinney Fire Department, on May 20, 2021.

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