Vaccinations for children could be available next week


November 4, 2021

With approval from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccinations against COVID-19 for children ages 5 through 11 could be available in Wrangell next week.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week approved the vaccine for children, and the CDC late Tuesday also approved the shots.

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, which was waiting on that decision, will soon start opening appointments to administer Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, Maegan Bosak, a senior SEARHC official in Sitka, said Tuesday.

“Vaccines will be available by ap...

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