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The first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were given out Wednesday at the Providence Children’s Hospital.
Hospital officials say with the final approval Wednesday from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for the use of the COVID-19 vaccine in kids ages 12 to 15, Providence Children’s Hospital was excited to welcome kids in this age group to their vaccine clinic.
“There was excitement, a little bit of nerves but mostly happiness from these kids to receive their first dose of the vaccine,” hospital officials shared. “Most kids stating they were excited to get their first vaccine so they can get back to some of the things they’ve been missing out on like seeing their friends, sports and activities.”
Trained specialists were ready to greet the kids and help calm any nerves they might be having, picking out their band-aids and snapping their official photos.
“We look forward to vaccinating more kids in this age group in the days ahead at all our hospital locations,” officials added.