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Pfizer vaccine now available to Wisconsin 5- to 11-year olds

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EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) - Vaccinators can now give children ages 5 to 11 the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. 

The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses given 21 days apart. The doses created for children are less than those for adults and use a smaller needle. 

(COVID-19: Resources for Parents and Guardians)

"Anyone who can get vaccinated, including kids, lowers their chance of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 and spreading it to others,” said Lieske Giese, director of the Eau Claire City-County Public Health Department. “Safety is a top priority and there have been several steps in the process to make sure that this vaccine is safe for children. We are so excited that this vaccine is available in our community.”

If you don't have a family doctor to provide the vaccine, you can find vaccinators locally by going to vaccines.gov 

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