10% of children were vaccinated against COVID-19 in the first 2 weeks – Community News
Covid-19

10% of children were vaccinated against COVID-19 in the first 2 weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says about 10% of eligible children ages 5 to 11 have received a dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine since its age group approval two weeks ago.

At least 2.6 million children have received an injection, White House Covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zients said Wednesday, with 1.7 million doses given in the past week alone, about double the rate of the first. week after approval. It is more than three times faster than the number of adults vaccinated 11 months ago at the start of the national vaccination campaign.

Zients said there are now 30,000 locations in the US where children can receive an injection, up from 20,000 last week, and the government expects the pace of pediatric injections to increase in the coming days.

Kids who get their first vaccine dose by the end of this week will be fully vaccinated by Christmas, assuming they get their second shot three weeks after the first.

Cameron West, 9, receives a COVID-19 vaccination at Englewood Health in Englewood, NJ,…
Cameron West, 9, receives a COVID-19 vaccination at Englewood Health in Englewood, NJ, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Health officials hailed shots to children ages 5 to 11 as a major breakthrough after more than 18 months of illness, hospitalizations, deaths and disruptions Education.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.