WATCH: UW Health doctor’s sons get COVID vaccine as kids 12+ now eligible

MADISON, Wis. — Kids as young as 12 years old are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, and one local dad did not waste any time in getting his sons vaccinated.

Dr. Bill Hartman has been on the front lines of UW Health’s vaccine trials since the process began last year. After months of encouraging others to get the vaccine, the Pfizer approval for kids between the ages of 12 and 15 allowed his sons, age 12 and 13, to get the vaccine today.

Hartman’s sons got their vaccines as part of News 3 Now Vaccine Day live during News 3 Now at 5.

“To see what we’ve seen over the past year… this is important,” Hartman said. “This is really important.”

News 3 Now’s walk-up clinics are open at our station at 7025 Raymond Road on Madison’s west side and William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park on Madison’s south side until 7 p.m. Thursday. You can find more information on today’s clinics at our Vaccine Day page.