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We answer your questions about the COVID vaccine for children

Courtesy / Cincinnati Children's
Amirah, age 7, participated in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Pediatricians across the nation are preparing to administer the COVID vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave its approval Tuesday. In Ohio, a large portion of the more than 367,000 doses of the vaccine are expected to arrive in the coming days and ready to be administered.

On Wednesday, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center began administering the vaccine to hundreds of children in this age group. Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss this next stage in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign and to answer questions parents may have are Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Vaccine Research Center Director Robert Frenck, MD; and Hamilton County Public Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman.

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