Health department prepares to give vaccine to children

The FDA and CDC have issued an Emergency Use Authorization

TULSA — THD leaders say they’re preparing to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children ages five to 11-years-old when the vaccine arrives

The first shipment is expected to arrive next week.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is a 2-dose series taken three weeks apart.

The dose for children is one-third of the dosage of adults.

More than 300 local providers are eligible to administer COVID-19 vaccines, and many local pharmacies and doctors’ offices will begin to offer the vaccine to children once shipments arrive.

Information regarding vaccine clinic locations in Tulsa County can be found at vaccinate918.com.

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