Washington DC, May 15 -- : US Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy has made an appeal to the people of the United States to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19, a move that is aimed at addressing vaccine hesitancy among some parents in the country.

An advisory panel of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday had recommended the use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged between 12 and 15. This comes after the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine for the said age group.

In a series of tweets, Dr Murthy assured the safety of vaccines and explained the importance of getting the COVID-19 shots to kids.

Assuring the effectiveness of the vaccine, he ...