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Maryland prepares for COVID-19 vaccine distribution for kids ages 5 to 11

Added 10-25-21 06:03:01pm EST - “Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday said state officials are preparing for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 pending expected federal approval for the shots in the near future.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Maryland prepares for COVID-19 vaccine distribution for younger children”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday said state officials are preparing for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 pending expected federal approval for the shots in the near future. 

State officials have ordered an initial 180,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children in this age group, which will be distributed to pediatricians, pharmacies, school systems and local health departments, Mr. Hogan said. 

“There will be a wide range of options for getting children vaccinated and we will be providing additional updates to make sure that parents have all the information that they need,” said Mr. Hogan. 

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About 515,000 Maryland children will become eligible for COVID-19 shots if federal regulators approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine, according to the Republican governor. 

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