Questions and answers about giving the COVID-19 vaccine to kids ages 5-11 years old

It’s a relief’: Phoenix-area kids ages 5-11 begin getting the COVID-19 vaccine

November 8, 2021 |Nine-year-old Madison Mittelman had a better reason than most kids to get her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday afternoon. She’s so vulnerable to respiratory infections that she has hardly left her house during the past 19 months. Madison, a Buckeye resident, has a variant of cystic fibrosis, a disorder that affects the lungs. She’s relatively healthy but extremely vulnerable to upper respiratory viruses, which makes COVID-19 especially scary.

Questions and answers about giving the COVID-19 vaccine to kids ages 5-11 years old

We need your help’: Ariz. health leaders plead with the public to help reduce crush of COVID-19 patients

November 23, 2021 | Arizona health leaders on Tuesday pleaded with the public to get vaccinated as COVID-19 continues to deplete resources in hospitals across the state. After peaking in mid-August, cases are rising again, even before Thanksgiving get-togethers,” Arizona COVID-19 advisor and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona said during a noontime briefing with clinical leaders from several major hospitals and health systems in the state

Arizona children begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine after FDA approval

Arizona children begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine after FDA approval

November 6, 2021 | Some children in Arizona got their first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday. Clinics and pharmacies across the state have been working to administer shots quickly as federal health officials approve emergency use. It was a big day for some Valley kids. Kids as young as five years old were given the opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccine for the very first time this weekend. “I did it to keep other people safe and myself,” 11-year-old Kaila Rhodes said.