Columbus Hospital Begins to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine to Young Children

Children ages 5 to 11 began receiving their first dose of Pfizer’s kid-size COVID-19 vaccine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, on November 3.

This footage filmed by the hospital shows children receiving their first shot, along with an “I’m a vaccine super hero!” sticker, with their parents reacting beside them.

“I’m really happy because my mom said in a couple weeks I’ll be able to play with friends and I won’t have to wear my mask at school anymore,” said 8-year-old Marco Ranalli.

US President Joe Biden said the “authorization of a safe, effective vaccine” for those over five years was a “turning point” in the country’s battle against COVID-19. Credit: Nationwide Children’s Hospital via Storyful

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