10% of Us Kids Aged 5 to 11 Received Covid Vaccine, White House Says

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The White House estimates that 10% of eligible children aged 5 to 11 have received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination since its approval two weeks ago.

Co-ordinator of the White House COVID-19 program Jeff Zients said they have immunized at least 2.6 million kids, with 1.7 million doses given in only one week, over double the pace in the first week following approval


It’s more than three times the rate at which adults were vaccinated when the country’s immunization program began 11 months ago.

According to Zients, the number of pediatric injection sites has increased from 20,000 last week to 30,000 this week.

If children get their first vaccination dosage by the end of this week, they will be completely immunized by Christmas if they receive their second injection three weeks later.

The White House and the CDC haven’t released state-by-state dosage breakdowns, although data from states suggests speed differs.

In Colorado, Utah, and Illinois, roughly 11-12 percent of that age group’s youngsters have had their first doses, while Idaho (5%) Tennessee (5%) and Wyoming (4%) have among the lowest rates for older groups.

On Wednesday, first lady Jill Biden and singer Ciara released a video encouraging youngsters to receive vaccines.

Along with Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, Alysha Clark of the Washington Mystics, and Thomas Bryant of the Washington Wizards, the first lady paid a visit to a Washington pediatric care center.

“You’re the true heroes,” Biden told the freshly immunized children.

“You got your superpower, and you’re now immune to COVID.”

Biden also cautioned parents about vaccination disinformation and underlined the importance of vaccine safety.

“I want you to remember and tell other parents that the vaccination protects your kids against COVID-19,” she stated.

“It’s been extensively scrutinized and put to the test. It is risk-free. It’s free, and it’s accessible to any kid in the United States aged 5 and above.”

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