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Pediatricians are preparing for the rollout of vaccines in children ages 5-12; FDA meeting is in two weeks

Pediatricians are anticipating the approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children as soon as the end of the month, and have started to prepare.

One pediatrician in Brighton said families with younger children who will be eligible are looking forward to it.

Dr. Edward Lewis told 13 WHAM that parents are asking how soon they can get it.

In order for kids to get it, it needs to be approved by the FDA for kids between 5 and 11. It was recently approved for kids 12 and older.

Following FDA approval, responsibility falls on the counties to roll out the vaccine.

Lewis believes for children, pediatricians will be able to distribute the shot in their offices.

While some parents are excited to get their kids vaccinated, others feel their children don’t need it or are too young.

Children will be getting a third of a regular dose, according to Pfizer.

The meeting with the FDA is in two weeks.