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Nearly 62,000 Hoosiers ages 5 to 11 receive COVID-19 vaccine in just less than a month

By Lauren Chapman, IPB News | Published on in Family Issues, Government, Health
Nearly 62,000 5- to 11-year-olds in Indiana have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. (Scott Cameron/IPB News)

Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine appointments opened just more than four weeks ago – nearly 62,000 have already received at least one of two doses.

There are 608,000 5- to 11 year-olds in Indiana and more than 10 percent have already received at least one dose in a little less than a month.

The pediatric dose is one-third the size of the dose for Hoosiers 12 and older. Hoosiers ages 5 to 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.

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Parents or guardians can register their children 5 or older at OurShot.IN.gov. If you’re in need of assistance, you can call 211.

All but two counties – Scott and Warren – have at least one pediatric vaccination site.

Contact Lauren at lchapman@wfyi.org or follow her on Twitter at @laurenechapman_.