As Covid vaccines for young kids near approval, Detroit health agencies prepare

October 28, 2021, 7:36 AM

Emergency-use approval for Covid-19 shots for children as young as 5 is expected in coming weeks, and local health agencies are preparing for the rollout. 


WXYZ reports:

The shots will be available at doctors' offices and rec centers, but the health department said they're also adding schools into the mix.

The state has already ordered thousands of doses, and we should see them here locally very soon.

...In anticipation of the CDC's final approval, the Oakland County Health Department has already placed pre-orders for Pfizer's pediatric doses. They're working with local school districts to host vaccine clinics in schools.

The FDA has already approved vaccines for 12-year-olds and up, but the 5-11-year cohort is still unapproved. 

Read more:  WXYZ Detroit

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