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Covid-19

US to Rollout COVID 19 Vaccine For Children Aged 5 to 11

US to Rollout COVID 19 Vaccine For Children Aged 5 to 11

  • The United States has announced a vaccination program for children is set to launch next week
  • The new program will allow children between the ages of 5 and 11 to receive the COVID 19 vaccine
  • The government decided after the vaccine was found to be 90% effective at protecting young children from contracting the virus

The United States of America has announced a vaccination program for children between the ages of 5 and 11.

The government has disclosed that the initiative aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID 19 among kids will begin next week.

The move has been described as a landmark for the country in the battle against the virus, with trials showing that the vaccine is 90% effective at protecting children from contracting the virus.

On Monday, White House response coordinator, Jeff Zients divulged that children will have access to the vaccines at medical clinics and health centers across the country.

He stated that some clinics could even begin administering the jabs this week, but the program will begin in full strength on November 8.

Zients also stated that there is a sufficient supply of the Pfizer vaccine and the government has been preparing for this moment for a long time.

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The White House official stated that the COVID 19 vaccine doses to be administered are newly formulated because those being offered to adults cannot be used.

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The program is seen as very important in the United States as the country has recorded the most deaths from COVID 19 so far.

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