Vaccines for kids aged 5-11 could be just weeks away, pending the FDA’s authorization and the CDC’s usage recommendation. Now, the White House is getting ready. The Biden Administration says they secured enough vaccine supply to vaccinate 28 Million Children in the age group.
Jeff Zients of the COVID-19 Response Team saying: “We’ve already enrolled more than 25,000 Pediatricians, Family Doctors, and other Primary Care Providers to administer vaccines, and we are working with States and Localities to enroll more.”
They will also offer vaccines to kids at School and other Community-based sites. Zients adding: “Kids have different needs than adults, and our operations planning is geared to meet those specific needs, including by offering vaccinations in settings that parents and kids are familiar with and trust.”
Building that trust will be a major part of the White House’s rollout plan, as they launch a Nation Public Education campaign that will include Pediatricians, Schools, and Faith Leaders. Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General saying: “We have a role to play in insuring that parents have accurate information, and that’s going to be one of the keys to making sure they can get the vaccine and ultimately protect their children.”
Health Experts say getting kids vaccinated will play a major role in ending the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dr. Fauci adding: “In the Era of Delta, Children get infected as readily as adults, and transmit the infection as readily as adults do.”