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Ohio Gov. DeWine visits student COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Summit County

KodoCARE pharmacy now offering vaccinations to children age 5-11.
KodoCARE pharmacy now offering vaccinations to children age 5-11.
Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 9:55 AM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Gov. Mike DeWine visited Hudson Middle School on Friday morning for a student COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by Akron Children’s Hospital.

The children-focused vaccine clinic came approximately a week after both the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the Pfizer dose for kids between the ages of 5 and 11 years old.

In addition to Gov. DeWine’s appearance, the director of the Ohio Department of Health relayed more information on Friday regarding the COVID-19 vaccine shots for children.

More than 34,000 Ohio children who are 11 or younger have now started the COVID-19 vaccination process, according to Dr. Vanderhoff.

Dr. Vanderhoff was joined by Dr. Sara Bode, medical director for Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s School-Based Health and Mobile Clinics, and Chris Cook, the Madison County Public Health commissioner, for remarks.

Dr. Bode noted that some vaccine clinics in her area are offering capes to kids who receive the vaccine to make them feel like superheroes.

Cook said he has heard from other parents who said their children are tolerating the vaccines well with no reported side effects other than a mildly-tender arm after administration.

Individuals between the ages of 5 and 25 years old are eligible to register for Ohio’s Vax-2-School scholarship lottery incentives.

This story will be updated.

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