First lady Jill Biden and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy kick off kids vaccination campaign

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First lady Jill Biden and Dr. Vivek Murthy, the surgeon basic, can be visiting a kids’s vaccination clinic at a college in McLean, Virginia, with historic significance in vaccine supply.

Franklin Sherman Elementary School was the primary college within the nation to provide kids the polio vaccine in 1954. Jill Biden and Murthy are beginning a campaign to get COVID-19 vaccine photographs into the arms of kids between the ages of 5-11 years of age. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention beneficial Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine simply final week, on November 2.

Jill Biden and Murthy will meet college, county and state leaders, in addition to with kids who’ve simply acquired the vaccine and their mother and father. with college, county, and state leaders adopted by college students who simply acquired the vaccine and their mother and father. Over the subsequent few weeks, Mrs. Biden can be visiting different COVID-19 vaccination clinics at colleges, hospitals and different group websites in an effort to encourage extra locations to supply vaccines to kids of their group.

In addition to the primary lady’s efforts, on Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona despatched a “Dear Colleague” letter to high school superintendents and elementary college principals throughout the nation to take steps to encourage kids vaccinations, like holding vaccination clinics at colleges, internet hosting group conversations with pediatricians concerning the significance of vaccinations for kids and to answer mother and father’ questions concerning the vaccine, and offering mother and father with trusted details about the vaccine. 

The Biden administration can also be encouraging districts throughout the nation to arrange vaccine clinics at colleges with their American Rescue Plan funds to assist get these clinics up and working, and by utilizing suppliers by way of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program to manage vaccines.

Weijia Jiang

Weijia Jiang is the senior White House correspondent for CBS News primarily based in Washington, D.C.