COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff held a news conference with pediatric physicians who represent the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association and the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to discuss the COVID-19 vaccines for children between ages 5 and 11 years old.
On Tuesday, Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on a recommendation for an emergency use authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old.
"We know millions of parents are eager to get their children vaccinated and with this decision, we now have recommended that about 28 million children receive a COVID-19 vaccine," Walenksy said.
The following doctors who joined the news conference are:
- Patty Manning-Courtney, MD, Pediatrician, Chief of Staff, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Michael Forbes, MD, Pediatric Intensive Care Specialist, Akron Children’s Hospital
- Michele Dritz, MD, Pediatrician, Cornerstone Pediatrics; Delegate at Large, American Academy of Pediatrics, Ohio Chapter
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