ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland health officials have authorized providers across the state to immediately begin scheduling appointments, holding clinics, and vaccinating 5- to 11-year-olds.
Gov. Larry Hogan made the announcement Wednesday. The announcement came a day after U.S. health officials gave the final signoff to Pfizer’s kid-size COVID-19 shot. Hogan detailed outreach efforts to the 515,000 newly eligible Maryland children at a news conference. State health officials placed an initial order of 180,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses, which began arriving directly from Pfizer earlier this week.
The state will receive additional allocations in the coming weeks.
PHOTO INFO: Dr. Jinlene Chan, Maryland’s deputy health secretary, talks about Maryland authorizing providers across the state to immediately begin scheduling appointments, holding clinics and vaccinating 5- to 11-year-olds during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 in Annapolis, Md. Gov. Larry Hogan is standing left and Dr. Monique Soileau-Burke, vice president of the Maryland chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is standing right. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
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