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How the rollout of COVID vaccines for the under-5 set will work

Kids under 5 may soon be able to get the Pfizer vaccine, if regulators decide the shots are safe and effective for this age group.
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Kids under 5 may soon be able to get the Pfizer vaccine, if regulators decide the shots are safe and effective for this age group.

More than 400,000 Michigan kids under the age of 5 will be able to start receiving a COVID-19 vaccine over the next few days.

The FDA has now given emergency authorization for kids 6 months and older to get either the Moderna or Pfizer shots.

The Moderna shot will be two doses, with the option of a third for kids who are immunocompromised. The Pfizer vaccine is a series of three shots.

Today the CDC's supposed to be shipping out roughly 70,000 doses that the state pre-ordered.

Another 40,000 were preordered by pharmacies. But it may take a few days for clinics and pharmacies to train staff, according to a state health officials. So check vaccines.gov over the next few days to see where kids can get the shot.