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Schools and Pediatricians Will Be Key to Biden's Childhood Vaccine Rollout

Posted On: Dec 2, 2021   |   Posted By: Time

The White House outlined its COVID-19 plan to vaccinate younger children which would focus on smaller doses administered with smaller needles if the shots are authorized by regulators.
“We will be ready to get shots in arms,” President Joe Biden's COVID-19 response coordinator, Jeff Zients, said Wednesday during a White House briefing on the plan, which includes supporting vaccination by primary care doctors and in pharmacies and schools.
The U.S. has ordered enough supply to vaccinate all kids 5 to 11, the White House said in a statement Wednesday.
The vaccination campaign for kids would differ from the one targeting adults and children 12 and older in that it will enlist pediatricians to work with parents, rather than utilizing mass inoculation sites. The vials and needles used to administer doses also will be smaller, the White House said.

The shots will be available at more than 25,000 doctors' offices and primary care sites, as well as children's hospitals and...

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