Doctors and public health leaders urge parents to vaccinate kids 5-11


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and other state health leaders held a virtual press conference at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning to discuss the COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that all children ages 5 through 11 get a low-dose COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech.

Michigan’s Chief Medical Executive, Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, spoke during the press conference along with a member of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Watch a replay of the press conference above.

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