The Biden Administration will announce this Thursday a plan to vaccinate children under 5 years of age against COVID-19. The measure will be implemented once the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) authorize this dose, a government official said.
Next week, both the FDA and the CDC will consider whether to authorize and recommend vaccinating children under 5 years of age against COVID-19.
In a call with the press, this source indicated that if the FDA authorizes and the CDC recommends these doses for this age group, they will move forward.
Pending the review process, the White House plan is ready to be implemented as soon as June 20.
The official assured that, if the FDA authorizes this vaccine, the Biden Administration will begin to send doses immediately throughout the country and will ensure that 85% of children under 5 years of age have a site within a radius of about five miles where they can be vaccinated.
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Numerous studies have suggested, however, that young children are not a population at risk from the virus.