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CVS pharmacies now accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for kids 5-11

The pharmacy chain will begin administering shots on Sunday, November 7.

OHIO, USA — Less than 24 hours after the CDC approved a lower two-dose Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years old; national and local health agencies are working to get shots in the arms of kids. 

Major pharmacy retailer CVS announced on Wednesday that it is now accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for kids aged 5-11 at 1,700 pharmacy locations nationwide. Of those pharmacies, more than 40 locations are located in Ohio. 

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CVS will begin administering the pediatric vaccine on Sunday, November 7, upon receiving its vaccine supply. 

“We know many parents have been waiting for the opportunity to vaccinate their young children and are looking for convenient access to a trusted resource for vaccinations,” said Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., MPH, executive vice president and chief medical officer of CVS Health. “Our immunizers have been preparing for this important role, and stand ready to help answer parents’ questions, guide them and their children through the process, and administer the vaccines safely, with kindness and caring.”

A parent or guardian's consent is required and the child must be accompanied by an adult.

Appointments can be scheduled online or through the CVS Pharmacy app to ensure availability. Once the patient's age is provided and confirmed, the scheduling tool will only display appointments at CVS Pharmacy locations that have the pediatric vaccine.

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