White House tells states to prepare for Covid vaccinations in young children

In anticipation of the FDA green light, the administration has begun planning for the vaccination effort with states, pharmacies and medical groups.

Washington – The White House told governors to start preparing to vaccinate childtren as young as 5 by early next month in anticipation of clearance of Prizer`s Covid vaccine for the age group in the coming weeks, a White House official said.

The Biden administration has purchased 65 million pediatric does of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, enough to vaccinate the estimated 28 million children who would be eligible should the Food and Drug Administration approve Prifer`s request to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11, said an official of the Department of Health and Human Sevices.