By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– Colorado has already placed orders for doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for children. The FDA is expected to give full approval of the vaccine for ages 5-11 on Friday.

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Then the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would need to grant approval which could happen next week.

Colorado believes they will be ready to begin vaccinating 5-11 year-olds starting Nov. 5.

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Gov. Jared Polis said that children could receive the vaccine at their schools.

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“Schools can simply collect permission slips from parents and we’ll make that available at that site,” said Polis.

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Colorado said it is partnering with pediatrician offices and family physician offices across the state to make the vaccine available.

Jennifer McRae