Biden administration lays out plan for vaccinating kids ages 5 - 11 upon FDA, CDC approval

The Pfizer vaccine, if authorized by the FDA and recommended by the CDC, will be a smaller dose and have smaller needles for children.

News 12 Staff

Oct 20, 2021, 5:13 PM

Updated 998 days ago

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The Biden administration announced Wednesday its plan to ensure that vaccines will be given out fairly and quickly to kids ages 5 to 11 if approved by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The plan would start vaccinating children just days after approval from both of those agencies. The plan as follows:
1. Securing the vaccine supply for children across the entire nation
2. Setting up vaccine sites in settings that kids and parents know and trust
3. Supporting education and engagement efforts to build public trust
The administration says it has procured enough vaccines for the 28 million children in that age group. The Pfizer vaccine, if authorized by the FDA and recommended by the CDC, will be a smaller dose and have smaller needles for children.
According to the administration, there will be over 25,000 vaccine sites at locations such as doctor's offices, health centers, and school-based sites. They also say they will be running a national public education campaign to reach parents and guardians with accurate information on the vaccine.
The vaccine has already been approved for adolescents ages 12-17, and the president credits state and local leaders for helping make that process smooth. He notes he is hoping to receive the same kind of support in this next age group.


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