Wahzhazhe Health Center Opens Vaccinations for Children 5-11 Years Old

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OSAGE RESERVATION, OKLA. (November 8, 2021) – Following Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations, the Wahzhazhe Health Center (WZZHC) has expanded the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine availability for children 5 through 11 years old. Caregivers with questions related to COVID-19, the COVID-19 vaccine, or scheduling a test, can call the WZZHC Covid-19 Hotline at (918) 287.0028. WZZHC is located at 715 Grandview Ave. in Pawhuska, Okla.

Children 5 through 11 years old will receive a separate vaccine formulation denoted with an orange cap of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine that has one-third the dose given to adolescents and adults, and will receive the vaccine with a smaller needle. According to the CDC’s statement, children between the ages of 2 and 4 years old, other unvaccinated children 5 years or older and adults should continue to wear a mask in public spaces and around people they don’t live with.

According to cdc.gov, the federal government is committed to ensuring that children ages 5 through 11 years old have access to COVID-19 vaccines. Scientists have conducted clinical trials with about 3,000 children, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has met the safety and efficacy standards for authorization in children ages 5 through 11 years old.  The safety of COVID-19 vaccines continues to be monitored.