MDHHS: More Than 10% Of Michigan Children Ages 5-11 Receive First COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

MDHHS: More Than 10% Of Michigan Children Ages 5-11 Receive First COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

November 23, 2021 | The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) said on Monday that more than 10% of children ages 5 to 11 have received their first dose of the COVID vaccine. Pfizer received emergency use authorization to administer its pediatric vaccine to children on Nov. 2. Health officials say about 825,000 children in the state are eligible to receive the two-dose vaccine.

Travelers going through Detroit Metro Airport can get a COVID vaccine

Child COVID vaccines: Here’s how to schedule an appointment in Detroit

November 8, 2021 | The city of Detroit is getting ready to start administering COVID-19 vaccinations to children ages 5 to 11 years old following federal authorization for that age group. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan on Friday detailed the city’s plans to offer vaccines to the newly-eligible children. Duggan says starting Monday, Nov. 8, the city will operate on an appointment-only basis for vaccinations for children between the ages of 5 and 11.

Travelers going through Detroit Metro Airport can get a COVID vaccine

Meet some Metro Detroit children who rolled up their sleeves to get a COVID-19 vaccine

November 3, 2021 | Families in Metro Detroit are showing up for children to get the COVID-19 vaccine after the CDC recommended that children ages 5-11 get vaccinated. Health officials have said the shots for kids is a major breakthrough. The federal government has made a promise to provide enough vaccine to protect the nation’s kids who are in that age group. The vaccine is one-third the dose given to older children and adults. It’s also administered with kid-sized needles. It requires two doses, three weeks apart. A child will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose.