Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Bismarck, ND) -- The North Dakota Department of Health says it has received 18-thousand of the newly approved pediatric COVID-19 vaccine.  

The FDA has authorized emergency use of the vaccine for children between five and eleven-years-old. NDDoH Immunization Program Director Molly Howell says healthcare providers are in the process of "educating staff and updating protocols."  Howell says vaccination of children is underway.

You can find a link to vaccination plans for kids for Sanford and Essentia Health by clicking here, and plans from Fargo Cass Public Health by clicking here.