How and when the Greater Sacramento region will start vaccinating kids age 5-11 | Updates

How and when the Greater Sacramento region will start vaccinating kids age 5-11 | Updates

November 5, 2021 | U.S. health officials on Tuesday gave the final signoff to Pfizer’s kid-size COVID-19 shot, a major expansion of the nation’s vaccination campaign. The announcement by CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky came only hours after an advisory panel unanimously decided Pfizer’s shots should be opened to the 28 million youngsters in that age group.

COVID vaccines are rolling out for younger kids in Northern California. Here’s what to know.

COVID vaccines are rolling out for younger kids in Northern California. Here’s what to know.

November 5, 2021 | Federal health officials have approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 — a change many California parents have been eagerly awaiting. Dr. Beatrice Tetteh has been immunizing children ages 12 and up at her Sacramento pediatric office since the vaccine was approved for that age group in the spring. She said parents have been asking about scheduling appointments for younger children for weeks, and she’s had to tell them to wait until approval came through and doses arrived.

California vaccination sites greet kids aged 5-11 for their 1st COVID-19 shots

California vaccination sites greet kids aged 5-11 for their 1st COVID-19 shots

November 3, 2021 | Scavenger hunts and blow-up animals greeted children at some of California’s vaccination sites Wednesday as children aged 5 to 11 got their first COVID-19 shots a day after the federal government approved kid-size doses of the vaccinations. One enthusiastic 11-year-old summed up his experience in a word: “Amazing!” said 6th grader Raghab Vist. “I’ve been waiting a really long time to get vaccinated.”