(CBS Detroit) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) said Monday that more than 10% of children ages 5 to 11 have received their first dose of the COVID vaccine.
Pfizer received an emergency use permit to administer its pediatric vaccine to children on November 2nd. Health officials say about 825,000 children in the state are eligible to receive the two-dose vaccine.
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The doses are one third of the amount given to adults.
“Even healthy children can suffer serious consequences of COVID-19. Being able to vaccinate children aged 5 to 11 with the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine when we go on holiday can help protect family members. and friends of all ages when we gather to celebrate, ”said Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, MDHHS Chief Medical Officer.
Several Metro Detroit communities began administering the pediatric vaccine on November 8th.
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On Monday, the state also reported 17,008 cases with a further 83 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,259,261 and 23,315 deaths per year. November 22nd.
MDHHS recently issued a face mask counseling ahead of Thanksgiving due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. It is recommended for everyone 2 years and older to wear a face mask at indoor gatherings regardless of vaccination status
The advice is valid until further notice.
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