The White House on Wednesday quietly rolled out its plan to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11 in advance of an FDA advisory committee meeting next week to discuss authorizing the COVID-19 vaccine for children in that age range.
White House rolls out plan to vaccinate kids ages 5 to 11.https://t.co/Jp02KxBxoI
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 20, 2021
NBC News reports:
The White House told governors this month to expect to begin vaccinations for the 5-to-11 age group early next month. The administration bought 65 million pediatric doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, enough to give shots to the estimated 28 million children in that age range who would be eligible if the Food and Drug Administration authorizes its use.
In September, Pfizer said that its two-dose Covid vaccine was shown to be safe in the trial for the 5-to-11 age group and that it provided a “well tolerated” and “robust” antibody response.
Elementary school-age children have been at risk of contracting Covid because many students have returned to in-person learning at school this year. The Pfizer vaccine has been available for people ages 12 and older since May.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy appeared on “The Today Show” and, when pressed about vaccine mandates for children, said mandates were “reasonable to consider.”
NBC NEWS: White House rolls out plan to vaccinate kids ages 5 to 11 against COVID-19
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 20, 2021
— Paul D. (@pdon115) October 20, 2021
Over my cold dead body
— ryan jenkins (@ryanjenkins11) October 20, 2021
— 🔥 Bean 🔥 (@BeanFromPA) October 20, 2021
— lets go brandon (@Saboourns) October 20, 2021
They can try I guess. I’m not the only parent that will die on this hill
— ShayneSandersMusic (@morethanmusic_1) October 20, 2021
Not in my house
— TheMateMate (@TheMateMate) October 20, 2021
Me and my wife had covid and we were not able to isolate ourselves from our kids as they are all very young. They didn’t get covid.
— SportsFan20/20 (@EGFanZone) October 20, 2021
It’s almost like God gave them an immune system
— clayton_honey62 (@CHoney62) October 20, 2021
Yah that’s a hard no for me dog
— DJ Trizzle (@topfatso197) October 20, 2021
— Brian W (@BDW2577) October 20, 2021
Not here. Not ever.
— Free Speech Fan (@FreeSpeechFan) October 20, 2021
No reason for this
— Bob Turek (@bobturek) October 20, 2021
The risk/reward ratio at this age really makes it an entirely different ballgame.
They can roll it right back up.
— LauraLew🇺🇸 (@lewna10) October 20, 2021
Will not comply.
— Tom Karren ⚡️ (@tomkarren) October 20, 2021
— jason (@Colorado_N8tive) October 20, 2021
Ahead of approval. They are insane. Politics has poisoned point of care.
— Timothy (@ttgof_) October 20, 2021
Not happening. I’m vaxxed, but I will not let my children get the jab.
— link command (@LinkCommand) October 20, 2021
No study shows the virus is a threat to kids in this age group. None.
— LibertyCentric (@LibertyCentric) October 21, 2021
Come try and make me vaccinate my 5 year old.
— John DeRosia (@Jderosia1) October 20, 2021
As long as it forever remains voluntary, have at it.
— Dr. Say When (@Say__When_) October 20, 2021
No mandate. If so, I do not care. You want your kids get it, go ahead.
— Gerse (@Gersecte) October 20, 2021
MIC DROP: Mary Katharine Ham has just ONE word for Gavin Newsom mandating K-12 students get the vaccine but NOT teachers https://t.co/dB4PcxoAFC
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 1, 2021