Some Central Florida pediatrician offices may not see COVID-19 vaccines for some time

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — About a million children under the age of 12 have been vaccinated so far nationwide.

Doctors say the numbers are a sign that parents are listening to science.

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As for getting the shots into local doctor’s offices, some pediatricians in Central Florida are getting them, while so many are still waiting.

Children ages 5 to 11 all over Central Florida have already gotten their shots at places like Walgreens and CVS. But for those wanting to wait for their own pediatrician, it could be some time before your child’s doctor has the vaccines.

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Parents said they have not seen a lot of symptoms for children after the first shot, and those who do have mild symptoms that only lasted a few hours.

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