Marin County announces COVID-19 vaccine plan for those ages 5 to 11

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MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – The Marin County Office of Education announced their plan for when COVID-19 vaccinations will be available for children as young as 5-years-old.

KRON4 spoke with Mike Grant who says they are looking at October 15 for a possible vaccine approval date.

If that happens, clinics would open on October 23.

The goal is to reach a 75% vaccination rate among children 5 to 11 within the first month of eligibility — There are about 21,000 students in Marin County in that age range.

An information night for parents and guardians is expected to be held on October 13.

At this time, there have been no discussions to require the vaccine for students in Marin County.

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