How some NorCal counties are planning COVID-19 vaccine distribution for 5 to 11-year-olds

Pediatric, primary care office and school systems are among the first institutions preparing to administer COVID-19 vaccines to younger children as the White House said Wednesday that it detailed a plan for authorizing the Pfizer shot to kids ages five to 11. Federal regulators will meet over the next two weeks to weigh the benefits of giving shots to kids, after lengthy studies meant to ensure the safety of the vaccines. "The dose from children from five to 11 is lower than the current dose that's being used all over. So, everyone 12 and up is getting 30 micrograms, and this is one-third of that, which means that the vaccine is not sitting in any pharmacies or doctor's offices currently," said Yusako Fukuda, MD and chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting