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Indiana Children Ages 5 to 11 Can Now Receive Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine

Indiana children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Posted: Nov 3, 2021 9:57 AM
Updated: Nov 3, 2021 7:27 PM

The Indiana State Department of Health said Wednesday that Hoosier children ages 5 to 11 were now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

The state health department made the announcement on Wednesday to align with the CDC's Tuesday approval of the Pfizer vaccine for kids in that age group.

“Having a COVID-19 vaccine available to our younger Hoosiers is a game changer in terms of our efforts to keep children healthy and in school for in-person learning,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG. “Fully vaccinated individuals do not have to quarantine if they are exposed but have no symptoms, so I encourage parents to get their children vaccinated if they are eligible.”

Currently, only the Pfizer vaccine is available for individuals under the age of 18.

Parents that wish to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for kids 5 to 11 will be able to schedule an appointment through the state's website or by calling 211 beginning on Thursday.

Starting Thursday, vaccination sites that are offering the shot to kids ages 5 to 11 will be labeled "pediatric vaccine" on the state health department's website.

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