By Dr. Paul Sherman
Chief Medical Officer with Community Health Plan of Washington 

COVID vaccines for kids: three important things to know


Last updated 12/22/2021 at 8:19am

Patricia Jaime, of Medical Teams International, delivers a COVID-19 booster shot to Jeddie Herndon Friday at a clinic arranged by Coulee Medical Center at the old middle school in Grand Coulee. The clinic, arranged to provide shots to children, also had shots for adults on hand. A follow-up clinic for the next round of kids' vaccines is set for Jan. 7, 2022 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the same location. - Scott Hunter photo

COVID Vaccine for Kids

Federal health officials have cleared the Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children ages 5-11. It's the first COVID vaccine to be made available for this age group. About 28 million kids in the U.S. are newly eligible.

Should kids get the shot? CHPW's Chief Medical Officer and board-certified pediatrician Dr. Paul Sherman answers this and oth...

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