Pediatrician in the Triangle scheduling vaccines for kids ages 5-11 :: WRAL.com

As the US Food and Drug Administration considers approving COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, a local pediatrician is already making appointments.

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STATES THAT NUMBER 16,000 TOTAL FOR NORTH CAROLINA DURING THE PANDEMIC. >>> CLINICAL TRIALS NOW STARTING FOR CHILDREN AGED 5-11 WHO ARE NOT YET ELIGIBLE FOR THE COVID VACCINES. ONE OF THEM HAPPENS IN THE TRIANGLE. WHILE WE WAITING FOR APPROVAL, A CHILDREN’S OFFICE SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS. JULIAN GRACE JOINS OUR LIVE IN DURHAM OUTSIDE THE OFFICE TO TALK ABOUT THE AWESOME QUESTION THEY ALREADY SEE. >> Reporter: LET’S START IN THE PARKING SPACE, IT IS QUIET BUT IT IS NOT QUIET INSIDE THIS BUILDING. AND IN THE OFFICE WHERE PARENTS CALL CONSTANTLY TO REGISTER THEIR CHILD TO GET THE COVID-19 VACCINE. >> THANK YOU FOR CALLING CHAPEL HILL PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENCE. >> Reporter: CALLS COME TO CHAPEL HILL PEDIATRIC AND SOME CALLS WITH THE SAME QUESTION. >> WE HAVE HAD PARENTS FOR THE LAST MONTH WHO WANT TO KNOW WHEN WE CAN GET OUR VACCINES OF 5 AND 11 YEARS. >> STARTED PLANNING CHILDREN 5 TO 11 TO GET THE COVID VACCINES IN OCTOBER. >> WE’RE GOING FORWARD AND OPENING UPDATE AND TIME TO CONTINUE, COLLECTING ALL PATIENTS TO SEE WHAT THE VOLUME WILL BE WITH THE INTENT AND UNDERSTANDING OF OUR PATIENTS THAT WE MAY RETURN IT. >> Reporter: THEY MAY MOVE THE SCHEDULE BACK BECAUSE THE FDA HAS NOT APPROVED THE VACCINE IN CHILDREN 5 TO 11. THEREFORE, SOME CHILDREN WILL PLAY THE WAIT GAME BEFORE MAKING AN APPOINTMENT FOR THAT AGE CATEGORY. >> ACTUALLY WE HAVE NOT BEGAN APPOINTMENTS YET BECAUSE VACCINE PLANNING IS COMPLETELY DONE WHEN THEY ARE NOT ALREADY AVAILABLE BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO BE INEFFICIENT ABOUT USING A LOCK OR USING MY FRONT OFFICE FOR MY STAFF CAN DO THEM. >> Reporter: Dr. LANGDON ALREADY GIVES THE VACCINE TO MINORS 12 AND UP. HER OFFICE MAY ALSO GET THE CHILDREN VACCINE ONCE APPROVED AND SHE SAYS HER OFFICE WILL BE READY ONCE THE GREEN LIGHT IS GIVED. >> WE ARE EXCITED BECAUSE THESE ASSIST SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE SO MUCH SAFER AND SLOW THE TRANSMISSION OF CORONAVIRUS. >> Reporter: WE HAVE TAKEN SEVERAL PHONE ORDERS TONIGHT, INCLUDING THE UNC HEALTH SYSTEM, WHICH TELLES US ON THIS POINT, THEY WILL WAIT FOR FURTHER GUIDANCE FROM THE FDA AND CDC BEFORE SCHEDULE THAT APPOINTS 5 TO 11 CHILDREN. , PFIZER REPORTED VACCINE SUCCESS IN CLINICAL TRIALS IN CHILDREN Aged 5-11 YEARS EARLIER THIS WEEK. THEY ALSO SAY THAT IT PRODUCES A ROBUST IMMUNE SYSTEM IN THOSE CHILDREN. WE WILL WAIT AND SEE IF THAT

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