By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Health Department expects to receive doses of the children’s Pfizer vaccine, even before it gets approval from federal regulators. The city’s COVID-19 update was streamed Wednesday morning on CBSN Philly.

Dr. Cheryl Bettigole said 70% of providers of child immunizations are also authorized to give COVID vaccines.

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“Our understanding is that we will get initial orders of vaccines which we can pre-position with high impact providers who are able to do a lot of vaccinations and to reach populations at highest risk,” Bettigole said.

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The children’s COVID vaccines would also be pre-positioned in hospitals, federally qualified health centers, and other locations.

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