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CDC Panel Approves Pfizer Vaccine Recommendation for Kids Ages 5-11

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention made the decision to allow the vaccinations Tuesday.

Those shots could start as early as Wednesday with the full vaccination effort expected to be up and running by next week.

More than 1,300 sites across the state will offer the vaccine to children, including local health departments, hospitals, pediatrician offices and pharmacies.

A short time ago, the Indiana Department of Health opened online pre-registration at Parents can also call 211 to make appointments.

While children are less likely than adults to become seriously ill from COVID-19, public health officials urge they get vaccinated to help keep them healthy and in school.

It’s not known how many doses of the vaccine have been shipped to Kentucky but health departments, hospitals, pediatrician offices and pharmacies will offer the vaccine in the Bluegrass.

The children’s version of the COVID-19 vaccine is milder, but doctors say the side effects are similar to the adult version and should go away in a few days.