On November 2nd the Center for Disease Control approved a COVID-19 vaccine that can be administered to children age 5 to 11 years old. The specific vaccine that is being recommended by the CDC, is the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine.

The CDC says that this will expand vaccination to about 28 million children in the United States. Providers can begin vaccinating children as soon they receive the vaccine and the information for applying the vaccine.

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The distribution of the pediatric vaccine has already been distributed to thousands of locations across the US and throughout Texas. The country-wide distribution will begin to go to "full capacity" beginning Monday, November 8th. The pediatric COVID-19 vaccine will go out to thousands of pediatric doctor's offices, pharmacies, urgent care facilities, and federally qualified health centers.

The CDC says, "COVID-19 cases in children can result in hospitalizations, deaths, MIS-C with inflammatory syndromes and long-term complications, such as “long COVID,” in which symptoms can linger for months. The spread of the NEW covid-19 Delta variant has caused a surge of COVID-19 cases in children throughout Texas and the U.S."

Source: CDC.gov News Room

To keep our children safe we must all do our part and provide the best care and treatment available. As the CDC's top doctor Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H. says "Vaccination, along with other preventative measures, can protect children from the coronavirus, using safe and effective vaccines are recommended for use in adolescents and adults as well."

Answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

Vaccinations for COVID-19 began being administered in the U.S. on Dec. 14, 2020. The quick rollout came a little more than a year after the virus was first identified in November 2019. The impressive speed with which vaccines were developed has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the practical—how will I get vaccinated?—to the scientific—how do these vaccines even work?

Keep reading to discover answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions.

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