WASHINGTON:- Biden wants schools to have clinics for kids to get the COVID-19 vaccinations. Then they can learn about the benefits of the shots.
The first lady and the surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy will visit a school in Virginia on Monday to launch a nationwide campaign to promote vaccinations. The school was the first to start giving kids polio vaccines in 1954.
The visit comes after federal regulators recommended the COVID-19 vaccine to be given to children. The White House says Vice President Biden will visit pediatric vaccination clinics across the country over the coming weeks to encourage people to get their shots.
The Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education are sending a letter to all school districts in America. They want them to organize clinics so that students who are new to their districts can get vaccinated. The secretaries also remind people that they can use money from grants for things like vaccination, which would be good for kids.
The government is giving schools tools to help them partner with pharmacies. And they’re asking schools to share information with parents about how vaccines work and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is in response to people who don’t believe that vaccines are safe.
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The White House is encouraging schools to have conversations with their community about vaccines. They are working with doctors who are nearby to share information about the shots.
A new vaccine has been approved for kids who are 5-11 years old. The government has enough of the vaccine to give to all these kids.
A study found that the vaccine is 91% effective at preventing COVID-19 infections. This means that it will work most of the time. The Food and Drug Administration studied vaccinated children and concluded that the shots are safe.
People with a delta variant of the COVID-19 virus can still get infected and transmit it to others just as easily as adults. The only difference is that they might not have symptoms as severe, but this is not always the case.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, 94 children ages 5 to 11 have died from COVID-19. Eight thousand three hundred have been hospitalized, and more than 5,000 have developed a serious condition linked to the virus.