- The White House detailed plans to vaccinate 28 million children ages 5 to 11.
- Children can get the COVID-19 vaccine at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy, and even school.
- CDC is expected to approve this plan in November.
Children ages 5 to 11 in the United States will soon be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at doctors’ offices, pharmacies and even at their schools, the White House announced Wednesday, detailing plans for when the Pfizer vaccine is available for the little ones.
Federal regulators will meet over the next two weeks to weigh the benefits of vaccinating children, after lengthy studies aimed at ensuring the safety of inoculations, the news agency The Associated Press reported.
Young Child Vaccination Coming Soon
Advisers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will meet on November 2-3 and are expected to give their approval. Once that has happened, doses will begin shipping to providers across the country, along with smaller needles, and vaccines will be available on a large scale within days.
“We are completing operational planning to ensure that vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 are available, easy and convenient,” White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients said Wednesday. news The Associated Press. Filed Under: Vaccination in Children 5-11 Years.
28 million eligible children
The administration of President Joe Biden has stressed that Bell Plan to extend vaccination protection to the school population will not look like 10 months ago, when the country began implementing vaccines and dose shortages and capacity problems meant a laborious wait for many Americans.
The country now has an ample supply of Pfizer vaccines for the roughly 28 million children who will soon be eligible, White House officials said, and they have been working for months to ensure the widespread availability of the vaccines once approved. Filed Under: Vaccination in Children 5-11 Years.
White House encourages vaccination
More than 25,000 pediatricians and primary care providers have already signed up to inject the COVID-19 vaccine into children, the White House said, in addition to the tens of thousands of pharmacies already giving injections to adults. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will also fund and support hundreds of school and community clinics to accelerate the campaign.
The White House is also preparing an intensified campaign to educate parents and children about the safety of vaccines and the ease of obtaining them. As has been the case with adult vaccines, the federal government believes that trusted messengers – educators, physicians, and community leaders – will be vital in promoting vaccination. Filed Under: Vaccination in Children 5-11 Years.
Vaccination reduces risks of COVID-19 side effects
Although children are less at risk than older people of having serious side effects of COVID-19, they can occur, and authorities say vaccination drastically reduces those chances and will reduce the spread in communities of the delta variant, which is more communicable, which will contribute to a faster recovery of the nation from the pandemic.
“COVID has also altered the lives of our children. It has made school more difficult, it has disrupted their ability to see friends and family, it has made youth sports more challenging, ”US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy told NBC on Wednesday. . “By vaccinating our children, we have the perspective of protecting them, but also recovering all those activities that are so important to our children,” he added. Filed Under: Vaccination in Children 5-11 Years.
The vaccines will help to recover the daily activities of the children
Murthy said the Biden administration, which is promoting employer vaccine mandates for adults, is leaving the question of requirements for schools to state and local officials, but called the mandates “reasonable.”
“Those are decisions about school requirements that localities and states make,” he told NBC’s “Today” show. “You have already seen some localities and states talk about immunization requirements for children. And I think it is reasonable to consider vaccination rates to be high. And it is also consistent with what we have done with other childhood vaccines, such as measles, mumps and polio, “he said. Filed Under: Vaccination in Children 5-11 Years.
Children could be fully vaccinated by Christmas
The Biden administration noted that children who receive their first vaccine within a couple of weeks after the expected approval in early November will be able to be fully vaccinated by Christmas. The United States has purchased 65 million doses of Pfizer’s pediatric injection, which is expected to be a third of the dose for adults and adolescents, according to authorities, more than enough for all children in the age group.
They will be shipped in smaller packages of about 100 doses each, so they can be delivered by more suppliers, and can be stored for up to 10 weeks at standard refrigeration temperatures. Approximately 219 million Americans 12 years and older, or 66% of the total population, have received a COVID-19 vaccine and nearly 190 million are fully vaccinated. Filed Under: Vaccination in Children 5-11 Years.
FDA issues recommendation of another dose of the ‘Moderna’ vaccine for sectors at risk
On the other hand, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) of the United States, made up of health experts, issued a recommendation that the population at risk, that is, people adult Be the first to get another booster dose of the Moderna COVID vaccine.
Older people and those with chronic diseases are the first to be considered for another dose of the Moderna vaccine according to the FDA recommendation amid numbers of coronavirus infections that continue to rise worldwide, despite the application of vaccines of all the companies.
FDA recommends another dose of Modern COVID vaccine
According to reports from AP, replicated by other media such as ‘El Universal’, it was reported that the FDA issued this recommendation on Thursday as it did at some point months ago with the one corresponding to the dose of Pfizer, which has been so far the most applied vaccine in all the world.
The third dose of Pfizer’s vaccine has already been authorized since the end of September and has been applied to risk sectors such as the elderly and patients with chronic degenerative diseases for weeks; however the FDA is about to approve another extra dose of another vaccine.
Modern COVID Vaccine Will Require Extra Dose, FDA Says
The FDA committee that approved the extra dose of the Moderna vaccine will debate this Friday whether a recommendation will also be issued for an extra Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic whose wave intensified in 2021 due to the variant delta.
Meanwhile, it was reported that the extra dose of the Modern vaccine against COVID is recommended for people over 65 years of age, adults who due to their age condition are more likely to fall into a severe disease, in addition to workers who are more exposed to get infected again.
FDA recommends extra dose of Modern COVID vaccine
According to AP reports, around seven million people living in the US have received the third dose against COVID, of which three million correspond to the previous week, according to data provided by the Casa’s pandemic response team. White.
For its part, the Joe Biden government extends its trust in the FDA and the recommendations it is issuing to safeguard the health of the population, as well as the work of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which is expected to they also approve boosters in vaccines from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
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