Where and when Johnson County kids ages 5 to 11 can get Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

COVID vaccine kids

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment announced it will begin to offer COVID-19 shots to children beginning Monday, Nov 8. Pediatric offices, hospitals and private pharmacies are also expected to begin offering vaccination appointments for children soon. File image.

Children between the ages of 5 and 11 in Johnson County are now eligible to receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

That comes after an expert panel advising the CDC recommended the vaccine for widespread use among children, and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky signed off on the move Tuesday.