Oklahoma preparing to begin COVID vaccinations for children


November 4, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials said Wednesday they are prepared to begin COVID-19 vaccinations to children aged 5-11 as soon as the vaccines arrive.

Child-sized doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine cleared two final hurdles Tuesday — a recommendation from Centers for Disease Control advisers and approval by CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.

Interim Health Commissioner Keith Reed said Wednesday that the Oklahoma State Department of Health had expected Tuesday's federal approval of the children's vaccine.

"OSDH is prepared to start administration as vaccine arrives in the state...

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