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DPH debuts new vaccine breakdown for kids ages 5-9 in Georgia

More than 30,000 kids that age range have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine, as of Tuesday afternoon.

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Public Health added a new breakdown category to its COVID vaccine dashboard for kids who have received at least one shot ages 5-9.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 30,366 kids in that age range have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine, which makes up 4.4% of the total population in Georgia of that age range. 

In comparison, 210,465 kids between the ages of 10-14, as of Tuesday afternoon, have been administered at least one dose of the COVID vaccine, which makes up 29.3% of the total population in Georgia of that age range.

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Earlier this month, Georgia's DPH announced approximately 987,000 children ages 5-11 across the state are now eligible for the vaccine. 

Pfizer's pediatric COVID vaccine is authorized for kids as a two-dose shot, given three weeks apart. The dose for children ages 5-11 is one-third the dosage of the vaccine given to teens and adults.

The DPH said Pfizer's pediatric COVID vaccine was nearly 91 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 among younger children during clinical trials.

To learn more about Pfizer's pediatric vaccine in Georgia and where to get it, click here.

Credit: Georgia Dept. of Public Health