Kids Should Be Able To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 By Mid-November

By Dori Luzzo Gilmour

Good news for parents of kids that are between five and eleven. Dr. Person, the Health Officer for Benton Franklin Health Department believes by the middle of November kids should be able to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

“The end of the month I believe the FDA, on the 29th, will hold their, hearing on the evaluation of the Pfizer application to use their vaccine on ages 5 to 11. So that will be the first step into getting in order for vaccines into arms so to speak” says Dr. Person.

The fall is when typically when the season flu starts circulating. Dr. Person explains vaccinations for Flu as well, “And the great news of course is that the COVID vaccine can be given at the same time as the flu vaccines and any other vaccines that are circulating infections out there.”

In order to get to herd immunity of 90% against COVID-19, Dr. Person continues to educate and inform the public to roll up their sleeves, wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay socially distant. Also, get your kids ready for a shot in November.