Department of Public Health prepares COVID-19 vaccines for children to be available starting next week
The state's Department of Public Health says it's preparing for COVID-19 vaccines to be administered to children pending government approval.
The department says the shots, which are expected to get final approval in the coming days, will be available Nov. 4.
Unlike the first wave of vaccines for adults, many local doctors' offices will be providing the shots. They will also be available at local pharmacies.
Large-scale clinics are also in the works at some schools and community health centers.
The state expects to have 100,000 doses on hand by Nov. 4. There are currently around 280,000 children in the age 5-11 range living in Connecticut.