Oklahoma health official: State ready for kids' COVID shots


November 3, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is ready to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to children aged 5-11 when final approval comes, a state health official said Tuesday.

About 130,000 vaccine doses for children are being shipped to Oklahoma in anticipation of its approval, Deputy Health Commissioner Buffy Heater said.

The Biden administration has said millions of vaccine doses are being assembled and shipped, pending its approval. A federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel was meeting to consider recommendations for administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to younger children.

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