(CBS Detroit) — With COVID instances nonetheless on the rise, the Michigan Division of Well being and Human Providers (MDHHS) introduced neighborhood testing websites are increasing to supply vaccines for kids ages 5 to 11.
“Increasing entry at our neighborhood testing websites make it simpler for households to vaccinate their kids by bringing vaccine clinics to the place individuals are in our communities, together with rural and different areas which are more durable to achieve,” MDHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel stated in a press release. “Vaccination stays the perfect safety towards COVID-19, and we urge everybody to get vaccinated and boosted as quickly as doable.”
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On Nov. 2, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) voted to suggest giving Pfizer’s child-sized dose of coronavirus vaccine to kids ages 5-11. The MDHHS introduced later that month that greater than 10% of youngsters within the state have obtained at the least their first dose.
Greater than 70% of Michiganders 16 and older have obtained at the least one dose, surpassing a vaccination milestone final month that was set by the state.
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The Meals and Drug Administration not too long ago authorised booster pictures for ages 16 and 17.
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