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Pharmacies begin offering vaccine appointments for ages 5-11

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With the CDC now recommending the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5–11, pharmacies have begun allowing appointments to be scheduled for the age group.

Select CVS Pharmacy® locations will be offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 to 11 starting Sunday, November 7.

Appointments for pediatric doses will be available at select Walgreens stores beginning Saturday, November 6.

Refer to the CVS or Walgreen website for more information.

Rite Aid has yet to offer the appointments, according to their website.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use for the age group this week.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for children 5 through 11 years of age is administered as a two-dose primary series, 3 weeks apart, but is a lower dose (10 micrograms) than that used for individuals 12 years of age and older (30 micrograms).

The vaccine will also be available at pediatricians and hospitals in the near future.

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