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WATCH: Ohio Department of Health and doctors discuss COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11

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Posted at 9:20 AM, Nov 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-03 11:18:47-04

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

RELATED: CDC director signs off on Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11

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