Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb anticipates coronavirus vaccines getting full approval by the FDA for kids between ages of 5 and 11.
Holcomb urges parents who have kids in that age group to get them vaccinated. Though he does not want to mandate it.
The federal government is expected to release millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine for kids across the country next week. Indiana is expected to get around 200,000 of those doses.
President Biden and his administration could issue a new vaccine mandate if vaccines are fully approved by the FDA. Holcomb says he’s still waiting to hear about that. He’s not sure what the federal government will do in terms of mandates, dosage amounts, and other factors.
If the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approves COVID-19 vaccines for kids aged 5 to 11, the vaccine could be rolled out as early as next week.
The Indiana Department of Health also plans on opening an additional 1,300 vaccination sites. To find a vaccination site near you, visit this website.