From today in the United States, pediatricians will be able to administer the anti-covid vaccine to children between the ages of 5 and 11 for the first time. The green light was given by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle Walensky, who signed the authorization for the administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to millions of children. This is a pivotal moment in the fight against the pandemic, which has killed 745,000 people in the United States and infected nearly two million children.
Millions of families have been waiting for a vaccine for children since the first adult vaccination was authorized last December, hoping that their children would finally be able to resume in-person school and extracurricular activities without interruption and that their working hours could become more predictable, as the Washington Post writes. “We know that millions of parents are looking forward to having their children vaccinated and, with this decision, we are recommending approximately 28 million children to receive a Covid-19 vaccine,” Walensky said in a statement. “As a mom, I encourage parents who have questions to speak to their pediatrician, school nurse or local pharmacist,” she added.
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