Virus Outbreak Indiana

State health commissioner Dr. Kristina Box gives Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb a flu shot at a news conference to encourage others throughout the state to do the same. Indiana expects it can immediately inoculate a third of Hoosier children ages 5 to 11 if the federal government expands Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for the age group, officials said Wednesday.

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.

The Indiana Department of Health’s chief medical officer Dr. Lindsay Weaver said the state expects to receive 200,000 additional COVID vaccines intended for the state’s roughly 600,000 5- to 11-year-olds on Monday and Tuesday. Smaller shipments of the vaccine are expected in the following weeks, a process similar to earlier COVID vaccine rollouts, Weaver said.

Casey Smith is a corps member for the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.

(2) comments

sidearm

Spell check error, COVID can’t hurt them.

sidearm

I doubt there are many 5 to 11 year olds that are excited and waiting to be vaccinated. Why would they be? Clovis can’t hurt them and they will still be masked at school. This is insanity.

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