Sacramento County recommends parents of kids 5-11 contact their pediatrician for COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 could be approved for use in California next week, but Sacramento County public health officials plan to wait a few more days before the injections become available in county-run areas. clinics. Vaccination program manager Rachel Allen recommended on Thursday that parents contact pediatric health care providers. The province’s vaccine clinics could begin offering the injections to children in the newly available age group around the week of Nov. 8, she said. “We want to take the time to make sure we have the training to make sure we get this rollout right and we want to make sure the staff is trained on the processes, different dilutions and different treatments,” she said. | VIDEO | Sacramento County Health Officer Talks Plan for Vaccinations The California Department of Public Health plans to lead the way in setting up vaccine clinics in schools. Vaccination doses for children will be one third of the adult dose. Officials have said the new vaccine vials will have an orange cap that will be labeled for children only so as not to be confused with adult doses. In California and other western states, a panel of scientific experts is set to give final approval once the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signs the recordings as expected next week. California epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan said on Wednesday that California expects to have more than 1.2 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine available for children ages 5-11 to be vaccinated the first week once the age-group shots are approved. More than 6 million children in the United States have been infected with COVID-19, with more than 1 million of those cases added in the past six weeks, she said. said Olivia Kasirye. In the province as a whole, the number of cases has “risen a bit” recently to 17.1 per 100,000 people, Kasirye said. The increase could be linked to nearly 70 outbreak cases in two county jails, as well as an increase in cases among school-age children, she said. The number of hospital admissions has also risen, although health officials said they expect some fluctuations. Most of those cases are people in their 40s-60s, many with underlying medical conditions and unvaccinated, she said. Meanwhile, 62.4% of the population in the province has been vaccinated with at least one dose and 57.4% is fully vaccinated.

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 could be approved for use in California next week, but Sacramento County public health officials plan to wait a few more days before the injections become available in county-run areas. clinics.

Vaccination program manager Rachel Allen recommended on Thursday that parents contact pediatric health care providers. The province’s vaccine clinics could begin offering the injections to children in the newly available age group around the week of Nov. 8, she said.

“We want to take the time to make sure we have the training to make sure we get this rollout right and we want to make sure the staff is trained on the processes, different dilutions and different treatments,” she said.

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The California Department of Public Health plans to lead the way in establishing vaccine clinics in schools.

Vaccination doses for children will be one third of the adult dose. Officials have said the new vaccine vials will have an orange cap that will be labeled for children only so as not to be confused with adult doses.

In California and other western states, a panel of scientific experts would give final approval once the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signs the shots next week, as expected.

California epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan said Wednesday that California expects more than 1.2 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine will be available for children ages 5-11 to be vaccinated the first week once the age-group shots are approved.

More than 6 million children in the United States have been infected with COVID-19, with more than 1 million of those cases in the past six weeks, she said.

In Sacramento County, COVID-19 cases among people ages 0 to 17 represent 23% of the total in the past month, said public health official Dr. Olivia Kasirye.

In the province as a whole, the number of cases has “risen a bit” recently to 17.1 per 100,000 people, Kasirye said.

The increase could be linked to nearly 70 outbreak cases in two county jails, as well as an increase in cases among school-age children, she said.

The number of hospital admissions has also risen, although health officials said they expect some fluctuations. Most of those cases are people in their 40s-60s, many with underlying medical conditions and unvaccinated, she said.

Meanwhile, 62.4% of the population in the province has been vaccinated with at least one dose and 57.4% is fully vaccinated.

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