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WVa ‘ready’ for 5-11 vaccine rollout

Published: Nov. 4, 2021 at 10:53 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVVA) - West Virginia is ready to start vaccinating younger children, and Gov. Jim Justice wants parents help getting the job done.

The CDC says that children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to get the Pfizer vaccine nationwide.

There is no word just yet on when the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be approved for this age group.

During his Wednesday press briefing, Gov. Justice encouraged parents and guardians to take their younger kids to get vaccinated.

“I encourage our parents and grandparents to help me get our kids vaccinated,” he said. “It is going to get colder and absolutely through all of that, this is the very best way to protect those children.”

WVVA will keep you updated with vaccine clinic locations near you.

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