State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says the state will be ready with a robust network of vaccinators, when the federal government authorizes the COVID vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, likely in early November.  But will there be enough vaccine for the estimated one-third of parents who will want their children vaccinated right away?

“That’s exactly the intent and the goal, and I think that has sort of informed the feds’ strategy around giving this sort of large amount up-front and then a regular weekly cadence thereafter.”

Malcolm says among the options for obtaining the vaccine:  pharmacies, pediatricians and even school-based clinics in some districts.