November 24, 2021 | Help is on the way for a handful of Indiana counties running low on supply on pediatric COVID-19 doses. Claire Haughton, public health educator for the Boone County Health Department, said, “We definitely ran out a lot faster than we thought we would. I think we did not realize that the demand would be so overwhelming.”
December 6, 2021 | Nearly a quarter of Monroe County’s 5-11 aged children have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but many parents are still wrestling with the question: Should I get my child vaccinated?
November 19, 2021 | The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) has announced that any Hoosier aged 18 or older can now receive a booster dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines as long as they received their second dose at least six months ago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday approved the administration of a booster dose of both vaccines for people aged 18 and older following the FDA’s decision to expand its Emergency Use Authorization for boosters. The FDA previously approved a third dose for immunocompromised individuals and had allowed boosters for individuals who met certain criteria.
November 17, 2021 | All Kentucky adults are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination booster under an executive order signed by Gov. Andy Beshear Wednesday. Those who were administered the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine can get the booster six months after their second dose. Anyone who got the single-dose Johnson & Johnson can receive their booster two months after getting the vaccine.
November 3, 2021 | All Hoosier children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccine after the federal government on Tuesday authorized the pediatric vaccine, state health officials said. The Indiana Department of Health said Wednesday the Pfizer vaccine — the only COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized for people under age 18 — will be available at a walk-in clinic outside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
November 3, 2021 | The U.S. approved the first COVID-19 vaccinations for the nation’s 28 million kids aged 5-11. Pediatricians’ offices, pharmacies, hospitals and schools have been preparing to give the shots before the final OK from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The only authorization for kids is with the Pfizer vaccine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is still investigating whether the Moderna vaccine is safe for people 17 and younger.