Cincinnati Childrens to begin vaccinating kids 5-11 for COVID-19 Wednesday – WLWT Cincinnati

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is preparing to vaccine children ages 5 to 11 for COVID-19.This comes after U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday evening she was endorsing a recommendation to vaccinate children ages 5-11 against COVID-19, clearing the way for immediate vaccination of the youngest age group yet in the United States.Cincinnati Children’s received its first shipment of Pfizer’s child-sized dose of coronavirus vaccine Tuesday. Pfizer’s child-sized dose is a smaller 10 microgram dose compared with the dose of 30 micrograms used in adults and those 12 and older.The hospital plans to begin vaccinating children in the 5 to 11 age group on Wednesday, officials announced Tuesday. The vaccinations will first be given at the medical center’s vaccine clinic on the Avondale campus. In the coming days, Cincinnati Children’s will offer the COVID-19 vaccine at other locations, including the Liberty Campus in Butler County, the Green Township outpatient center, the Hopple Street Health Center and Cincinnati Children’s primary care offices.After Cincinnati Children’s received its first shipment, additional shipments were ordered and are expected to arrive at the hospital soon.Patty Manning chief of staff at Cincinnati Children’s says there may be parents who are hesitant to get their child vaccinated, but she wants to assure them that the Pfizer vaccine is safe. According to Manning, side effects tend to be mild and last a day or two.“I can appreciate the seriousness with which families make this decision, especially for younger children,” Manning said. “We’re so fortunate at Cincinnati Children’s to have had a front-row seat to the development of this vaccine because of clinical trials that we conducted with the help of hundreds of children and adults in Greater Cincinnati. These studies have shown the vaccine to be safe and effective, and so we are confident that this is the right choice to keep your child safe, to keep your family members safe, and to protect our community.”Cincinnati Children’s prefers that parents make appointments to get their child vaccinated. Click here to schedule an appointment. Staff members warn demand for appointments may be heavy, so parents are encouraged to check back on the website in the coming days if all the appointment slots fill up.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is preparing to vaccine children ages 5 to 11 for COVID-19.

This comes after U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday evening she was endorsing a recommendation to vaccinate children ages 5-11 against COVID-19, clearing the way for immediate vaccination of the youngest age group yet in the United States.

Cincinnati Children’s received its first shipment of Pfizer’s child-sized dose of coronavirus vaccine Tuesday. Pfizer’s child-sized dose is a smaller 10 microgram dose compared with the dose of 30 micrograms used in adults and those 12 and older.

The hospital plans to begin vaccinating children in the 5 to 11 age group on Wednesday, officials announced Tuesday. The vaccinations will first be given at the medical center’s vaccine clinic on the Avondale campus. In the coming days, Cincinnati Children’s will offer the COVID-19 vaccine at other locations, including the Liberty Campus in Butler County, the Green Township outpatient center, the Hopple Street Health Center and Cincinnati Children’s primary care offices.

After Cincinnati Children’s received its first shipment, additional shipments were ordered and are expected to arrive at the hospital soon.

Patty Manning chief of staff at Cincinnati Children’s says there may be parents who are hesitant to get their child vaccinated, but she wants to assure them that the Pfizer vaccine is safe. According to Manning, side effects tend to be mild and last a day or two.

“I can appreciate the seriousness with which families make this decision, especially for younger children,” Manning said. “We’re so fortunate at Cincinnati Children’s to have had a front-row seat to the development of this vaccine because of clinical trials that we conducted with the help of hundreds of children and adults in Greater Cincinnati. These studies have shown the vaccine to be safe and effective, and so we are confident that this is the right choice to keep your child safe, to keep your family members safe, and to protect our community.”

Cincinnati Children’s prefers that parents make appointments to get their child vaccinated. Click here to schedule an appointment. Staff members warn demand for appointments may be heavy, so parents are encouraged to check back on the website in the coming days if all the appointment slots fill up.

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