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Philly Orders Over 20,000 Pfizer Doses for Children, to Administer as Soon as Possible

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Emma Lee
The School District of Philadelphia partnered with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Philadelphia Zoo.

Philadelphia has placed its first order for Pfizer’s COVID-19 pediatric vaccine for 5-to-11-year-olds – more than 20,000 doses. WHYY’s Zoe Read reports the city Health Department has directed providers to administer the doses as soon as they receive them.

(Original air-date: 11/4/21)

Zoë Read is WHYY’s watershed reporter. She joined WHYY in 2015 as a multimedia reporter covering Delaware news for the web and FM.