In the recent conference, American President Joe Biden mentioned that his administration is “ready to move immediately” to vaccinate the youths aged 12-15 years. The states are too getting ready for this. President Biden stated that he has directed states to make sure that teens can get vaccinated right away. But some states, medical associations, and pediatricians say they don’t need the encouragement. Many are ready, willing and able to help meet what one expert described as a “pent-up demand” for these vaccines for teens.
However, this yet requires the authorization of the US Food and Drug Administration to the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for use in youths ages 12-15. Biden made an announcement on Tuesday, declaring that as earlier as the FDA authorization comes, thousands of federal pharmacy sites country wide will be prepared to vaccinate this age group.
Biden said that teens who move between states in the summer will be allowed to get the first dose in one state, and the second in another. Besides, the administration will also transport the vaccine directly to pediatricians during the following weeks.
Joe Biden in his statement said, “Parents and their children can talk to their family doctor about it and get the shot from a provider they trust the most. Easy, fast and free.” There is no set time tag for the authorization of vaccine for this age group. Although, the federal official told CNN that it could come by early next week, as Pfizer submitted data to the agency in late March.
The CEO of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, Mr. Lori Freeman said, “The new administration has it set up so that things can pivot quickly in existing pathways to get the vaccine into communities that are used each time a new group becomes eligible and we are targeting a different population group.”