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When Can My Child Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Jan 12, 2021
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With the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine well underway in Ohio, many parents are asking when children can be vaccinated. The answer is: hopefully soon, but not yet.

The US Food and Drug Administration authorized two COVID-19 vaccines at the end of 2020. Since then, thousands of health care workers, those over the age of 65, people with developmental or other medical conditions that potentially make them more susceptible to severe COVID-19 disease, and teachers and school staff have received the vaccine.

Vaccine trials are now enrolling younger adolescents, though approval for use in children is likely still many months away. 

As vaccine production continues to ramp up, and additional vaccines are authorized, more supplies will become available and more people will be able to be vaccinated. After the difficulties that the pandemic have brought us all, it is a hopeful and encouraging development to see the light begin to shine at the end of the tunnel.

Please continue to check our COVID-19 Vaccine webpage for updates and information as it becomes available.

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