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Walmart, CVS, Walgreens among pharmacies now giving COVID-19 vaccines to young children

Major pharmacies are now giving COVID-19 vaccines to children 5 to 11 years old. Thousands of Pfizer pediatric doses were administered this weekend.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Some of the largest pharmacies in the country are now giving out COVID-19 vaccine shots for children 5 to 11.

Walgreens, Walmart and CVS started accepting online appointments for young children following the CDC’s sign-off Tuesday night of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the age group.

Walgreens started administering the pediatric doses at thousands of stores Saturday and CVS also started administering the vaccine this weekend.

Publix pharmacies in Florida started giving the shot Friday.

Pediatricians and primary care doctors, along with children’s hospitals and clinics at schools, will also start giving out shots.

News4Jax did some asking around on social media to see who’s kids have already got the shot.

One person on Instagram said her 10-year-old got her first shot Saturday morning and is doing great.

We also got an email from a viewer who says he and his children have all had COVID-19 but he doesn’t plan to get them vaccinated.

In one Facebook group, a woman said her daughter got her shot Sunday morning and another few people said they have their little ones scheduled for appointments later this week.

For more information about where to get vaccine appointments for children, visit Vaccines.gov.


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