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Madison, Boone is short of supply of COVID-19 vaccines for children

In a sign that demand for the newly available pediatric COVID-19 vaccine may be higher than expected, some local health departments have hit their dose and others have had to decline walk-ins just days after they started vaccinating children in age 5 to 11.

But while some families may have had to wait longer for the vaccine than they initially expected, state and local health officials say more supplies are on the way, expected to arrive as soon as Monday.

The Madison County Health Department began offering the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine to children on Thursday, Nov. 4, with clinics running daily except Sunday. Four days later the department had gone through the first 300 doses it received from the state, Stephenie Mellinger, the department administrator, said in an email.