The COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 is likely coming in November. Kaiser announced to parents and guardians yesterday that “We expect to begin receiving our first supplies of COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 the first week of November. Supplies may be limited at first, but we’re confident that we’ll be able to vaccinate all children ages 5 to 11 before the end of the year. Like older groups, your child can receive their vaccine at no cost from us or from a community provider” in an emailed newsletter.
Local healthcare organizations are also gearing up for the vaccine for children.
It should be noted that the FDA and CDC will likely issue emergency authorization and guidance, respectively, on the vaccine very soon. The vaccine will be the Pfizer one and will be 1/3 the dosage for those in the older categories.
Momo Chang is a freelance journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Oakland Voices Co-Director. Her work focuses on healthcare, immigration, education, Asian American communities, food and culture. She is a former staff writer at the Oakland Tribune. Momo has received journalism awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting and the Asian American Journalists Association, among others. Her work has appeared in the East Bay Express, San Francisco Chronicle, Wired, and The New York Times. Momo is primarily a print journalist who also produces audio and visual stories for documentary film and radio. She is a Senior Contributing Editor for Hyphen and formerly the Content Manager at the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
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