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COVID vaccines for children facing shipping delays

Jun 21, 2022, 4:13 PM
A mother holds her four year old son as he receives the child Covid-19 vaccine at Temple Beth Shalo...
A mother holds her four year old son as he receives the child Covid-19 vaccine at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, Massachusetts on June 21, 2022. The temple was one of the first sites in the state to offer vaccinations to anyone in the public. - US health authorities on Saturday cleared the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines for children aged five and younger, in a move President Joe Biden greeted as a "monumental step" in the fight against the virus. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)

King County’s health department says COVID vaccines for children younger than 6 are not being shipped as fast as anticipated. Appointments will be scaled back over the next couple of weeks.

Some COVID shots for very young kids have arrived in Washington state and are already being administered. Skagit and Thurston County’s Health Departments say they will start giving immunizations to children younger than six on Thursday.

Seattle Children’s Hospital administers first COVID-19 vaccines for children under five

In Skagit County, only Moderna’s two-dose vaccine will be offered. Pfizer shots are expected to be offered by early next month.

You can use the state health department’s vaccine finder to search for vaccine providers by zip code.

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COVID vaccines for children facing shipping delays