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As of Friday, 48,409 Vigo County residents ages 5 and older were fully vaccinated, or 47.9% of the population eligible for the vaccine, according to Indiana Department of Health data.“We’re doing a lot of outreach,” said Joni Wise, Vigo County Health
When the federal government approved the Pfizer vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds, Indiana distributed about 300 doses to the Boone County Health Department. In just three days, the department is out of the modified dose, Health Director Lisa Younts said.
Kids can be heroes. Children just 5 years old can inspire others and set examples.
Even though the Centers for Disease Control was expected to approve the first COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11 on Tuesday night and the number of new coronavirus cases have been dropping locally in recent weeks, we're not out of the woods yet.
An influential advisory panel on Tuesday recommended kid-size doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, putting the U.S. on the brink of a major expansion of vaccinations. A final decision was expected within hours.
Indiana officials said Wednesday that the state should be able to immediately inoculate a third of children ages 5 to 11 as preparations are made to expand Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for the age group if the federal government gives it approval.
A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, moving the U.S. closer to beginning vaccinations in children ages 5 to 11.
U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.
U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine should get a half-dose booster to bolster protection against the virus.