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.
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.