White House Announces Plan to Vaccinate Children

28 million children between 5 and 11 years old could be eligible if the vaccine is approved next month. 

The White House announced on Wednesday that it is working to coordinate efforts across federal agencies to launch a large COVID vaccination effort for children aged 5-11 in the coming months. The CDC and FDA are set to meet in early November to vote for or against approving the use of the Pfizer shot for pediatric use. 28 million children would qualify for the vaccine, if approved.

According to White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients, “We’re completing the operational planning to ensure vaccinations for kids ages 5 to 11 are available, easy and convenient. We’re going to be ready, pending the FDA and CDC decision.” If approved the executive branch will launch a communications initiative, as well as facilitate logistics to distribute the vaccine to doctors.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials of the FDA and CDC as they weigh approving the use of the vaccine for children. 
  • For COVID-19 coordinator Zients as he communicates the administration’s policies and actions.
  • For the president and his advisors as they continue to address the coronavirus.

Sources: AP, NPR, CNN


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