Great News! COVID-19 Vaccines are now available for kids 5 to 11

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This week the CDC approved COVID-19 vaccines for kids 5 to 11 years old. This new expansion comes just in time with school well underway and the holiday season around the corner. The COVID-19 vaccine can be given at the same times as other routine vaccines but should be done in a different injection site.

As pediatric practices prepare to receive the vaccines across the country, the CDC has planning guides and preliminary information on administering  Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.  Children ages 5-11 years will receive two 10-microgram doses administered three weeks apart. The dosage is one-third of the adolescent and adult dose.

Please visit the CPP website for additional  COVID-19 Resources to help make the most of the time with your patients during office visits.

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