More than 6,400 Hoosiers age 5-to-11 receive first vaccine dose

Child receiving COVID vaccine.
Child receiving COVID vaccine.(KWTX)
Published: Nov. 8, 2021 at 6:31 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - In the first days it was offered to younger children, more than 6,400 rolled up their sleeves across Indiana for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The official total, according to the Indiana State Department of Health: 6,445 children ages 5-to-11.

That was the latest figure available on Monday, following the initial weekend for vaccination in that age group.

Data shows most of the doses recorded so far were delivered on Friday. The pediatric doses offered to the younger children are one-third the size of the doses for people 12 and older.

Locally, the vaccine is administered at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, “Super Shot” and various other locations, including Walgreens, CVS and Walmart stores.

You can schedule an appointment for a child to get a COVID-19 vaccination at the Memorial Coliseum by going here.

Additional locations in Indiana are posted at

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