State health secretary debuts P.S.A. after children get COVID-19 vaccine

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) – North Carolina’s health secretary is encouraging families to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19 after getting her own children the shot.

Dr. Mandy Cohen held the state’s latest COVID-19 press conference in Raleigh Wednesday.

Cohen continued to reiterate that the vaccines are safe for children.

The White House said that nearly 900,000 children between 5 and 11 have already received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine since its approval.

Cohen shared that she brought her two daughters to get their vaccination. The trio are featured in a P.S.A. that the secretary said will soon start airing in North Carolina.

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