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COVID-19 Vaccines Will Soon Be Available to Ohioans Ages 5-11 Years Old


Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granting an emergency use authorization (EUA) to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine formulation, and pending a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is announcing that vaccine providers across the state can begin vaccinating children ages 5 to 11 years old as soon as the CDC makes its recommendation.

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Bruce Vanderhoff, MD will hold a press conference with pediatric medical experts about the COVID-19 vaccines for children between the ages of 5 and 11 years old.

Press Conference • November 3, 10am

Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, Director, Ohio Department of Health

Patty Manning-Courtney, MD, Pediatrician, Chief of Staff, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Michael Forbes, MD, Pediatric Intensive Care Specialist, Akron Children’s Hospital

Michele Dritz, MD, Pediatrician, Cornerstone Pediatrics; Delegate at Large, American Academy of Pediatrics, Ohio Chapter

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.

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