Pfizer said Monday that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon.
At a meeting Monday, acting chief health officer Dr. James Bridgers, Jr. said the county is looking forward to administering a "robust" plan for unvaccinated youth.
Bridgers, Jr. said the county is targeting 58,000 to 65,000 mostly elementary school aged children from 5 to 11-years-old.
"I for one will be among the first in line," said Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz when discussing vaccinating his children once the vaccine is authorized. "It's not a coincidence that the states with the highest rates of vaccination have the lowest incidences of death and community spread. It's just one plus one equals two."
Montgomery County is at a 'substantial' risk for community transmission with a positivity rate of 3.5 percent. CDC data says 88.2 percent of Montgomery County's eligible population is fully vaccinated.