‘The vaccine saves lives’: UAB doctor talks COVID-19 vaccines for children 5-11

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The University of Alabama Birmingham answered questions Wednesday morning about COVID-19 vaccines for children 5 to 11-years-old.

David Kimberlin, M.D., co-director of UAB and Children’s of Alabama’s Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Kimberlin will discuss COVID-19 vaccines for children 5-11.

On Tuesday, the FDA advisory panel voted to recommend emergency use authorization of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. This comes after White House officials urged the nation’s governors last week to prepare to vaccinate children ages 5 and up by early next month.

But, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed an executive order Monday aimed at fighting federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates. According to the governor’s office, the executive order was signed to “fight the overreaching vaccine mandates from the federal government.”

The full Q&A will be available in the video player above.

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