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White House Tells Governors To Prepare To Vaccinate Children

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White House
Tells Governors , To Prepare To
Vaccinate Children.
On Oct. 12, White House officials reportedly informed the country's governors to prepare their states to begin vaccinating children against COVID-19.
On Oct. 12, White House officials reportedly informed the country's governors to prepare their states to begin vaccinating children against COVID-19.
The White House said it plans
to begin the widespread campaign
in early November.
The United States has reportedly
purchased enough pediatric doses
to inoculate 28 million children.
Dosages will be
about a third
of what is being
given to adults.
The vaccine will be distributed
across the country to pediatricians,
health clinics and pharmacies. It will be free.
Officials said to expect an early influx of anxious parents clamoring for the vaccine to protect their children.
It's important that all of us recognize that parents have been waiting for a pediatric vaccine for a long time, so they will understandably be very eager to get
their kids vaccinated.., Jeff Zients, White House COVID-19 Coordinator, via call with governors.
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer recently conducted a study on
4,500 elementary-school-aged kids
from Finland, Spain, Poland and the United States. .
Details on the study have yet to be released,
though Pfizer reports that the lower dose
had proven to be safe and effective.
Trials concerning the vaccine's efficacy in toddlers and preschoolers are ongoing. Results are expected by the end of the year.
A COVID-19 vaccine
suitable for young children is
anticipated by early 2022

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