Texas DSHS Orders Pfizer COVID Vaccines For Children Ages 5 To 11

In this Wednesday, March 24, 2021 image from video provided by Duke Health, Alejandra Gerardo, 9, looks up to her mom, Dr. Susanna Naggie, as she gets the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations during a clinical trial for children at Duke Health in Durham, N.C. In the U.S. and abroad, researchers are beginning to test younger and younger kids, to make sure the shots are safe and work for each age. (Shawn Rocco/Duke Health via AP)

Texas health officials are preparing to distribute the COVID vaccine to children ages five-to-eleven. The Department of State Health Services says Texas has already pre-ordered more than 700-thousand doses of the Pfizer shot ahead of expected approval by the FDA and CDC. According to KVUE, 134 counties will not receive a shipment because they have yet to place an order for the pediatric vaccine. DSHS plans to ship out the shots within days of authorization.

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