Texas Children’s Hospital receives first COVID-19 vaccine shipment for kids, readies itself for vaccinations as early as Thursday morning

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HOUSTON – Texas Children’s Hospital said Tuesday that it has received its first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years old and is prepared to start administering as soon as the vaccination receives final approval from the CDC.

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That approval could happen as early as Wednesday evening for early administration as early as Thursday morning.

Go here to schedule a vaccination appointment.

The earliest appointments with the possibility for the delay in CDC approval is Saturday, Nov. 6, as of this writing.

The CDC is discussing the matter now.


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