COVID-19 vaccines now available for children 5 to 11

Kaleb Powers, 14, getting his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.


San Luis Obispo County children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines, following recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Parents can make appointments with pediatricians across SLO County. In addition, local pharmacies and Public Health Department clinics are also providing vaccine appointments for children.

“As parents, we all want to protect our children from harm—and now, we can give them a strong layer of defense against this terrible disease,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, SLO County health officer. “My heartfelt message to parents is: give your child this protection, and talk to your pediatrician if you have any questions about the vaccine.”

This authorization follows a large-scale clinical trial with volunteers aged 5 to 11, using a smaller dose of the same vaccine available for people ages 12 and older. Children in the trial experienced mild side effects, including arm soreness, fatigue, fever, or chills that lasted a day or two.

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One Comment about “COVID-19 vaccines now available for children 5 to 11”

  1. Fretman says:

    Why not report all the news, like the fact that children in that age bracket have just about a zero chance to contract or die from Covid19, that the vaccine is experimental and that they are much better off being exposed and gaining natural immunity.

    Most of deaths were caused by improper treatment or withholding treatment and not directly from Covid19. Lack of early treatment and ignoring doctors who successfully treated with inexpensive medicine was a huge factor. What does your website have to gain by ignoring the truth and falling in with the liberal orthodoxy?

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