Health Leaders Say Vaccinations for Kids 5-11 Could Happen by November

Montgomery County Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS) officials are preparing for COVID-19 vaccine pediatric expansion eligibility for children under 12, and they have strategies in place.

Federal health officials say shots could be authorized for kids ages 5-11 by November, as they review safety data from Pfizer. In Montgomery County, this age group accounts for about 105,000 residents, according to local leaders.

DHHS Public Health Emergency Preparedness Manager Sean O’Donnell shares the latest updates from federal partners regarding COVID-19 pediatric vaccine authorization and when it’s expected to happen.



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