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Where can kids get a coronavirus vaccine? Here's what we know so far

Two women stand near a table with a cloth that reads COVID-19 vaccine
Patrick Sternad
WFSU Public Media
Florida State University is planning a coronavirus vaccine clinic for kids ages 5 through 11 who are the children of faculty and staff.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved Pfizer's low-dose coronavirus vaccines for kids ages 5 through 11.

The federal government website for finding vaccine availability says those doses are "currently being shipped nationwide."

Here's what we know so far about where kids can get signed up for their shots:

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare will be offering vaccines for children ages 5 through 11 at its outpatient clinics. In an email, spokesperson Danielle Buchanan said TMH is not planning to host a drive-thru vaccine clinic for this age group.

"We recommend parents speak with their child’s primary care provider or local pharmacy about receiving the vaccine," Buchanan said.

Florida A&M University will vaccinate kids five and older at its on-campus vaccination site. In an email, Director of Student Health Services Tanya Tatum says the school hopes to get its first shipment of doses this week and plans to begin administering those shots next week.

"There seems to be a lot of interest and FAMU is glad to do our part to help keep the public safe," Tatum said.

Florida State University plans to host a vaccination clinic for kids ages 5 through 11 who are the children of faculty and staff. The clinic will take place Saturday, November 13, pending vaccine availability. Registration is required.

Vaccinations will soon be available at "select" Walgreens and CVS pharmacies. Shipments are expected to arrive later this week. Appointments can be scheduled online now.

Coronavirus vaccines for kids 12 and older are available now at standard vaccination sites.

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Regan McCarthy is the Assistant News Director for WFSU Public Media. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories.

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