Orange County Public Schools plans to offer Pfizer vaccine for children 5-11 following CDC approval

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to greenlight Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 this week.

About 15 million doses are already on the move across the country.

Orange County Public Schools said it is making plans to offer the vaccine to students once they’re available, just as it did for students 12 and up.

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It will happen after school at some campuses, and parents must be present.

They are still working to finalize those plans, but the district said it “hopes parents will seriously consider the opportunity, when available, to vaccinate their children in consultation with their medical providers.”

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Some say the news is great that the vaccine is coming for that age group while others are saying no to it for their children.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.