President Biden said Tuesday that the US is “ready to move immediately” if federal regulators approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 12 years old in the near future.
Biden said there will be thousands of pharmacy sites around the US ready to administer the shot for the Food and Drug Administration’s expected approval of the vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 15.
“I want American parents to know that if that announcement comes, we are ready to move immediately to make about 20,000 pharmacy sites across the country ready to vaccinate those adolescents as soon as the FDA grants it’s okay,” he said.
The vaccine will also be made available in the offices of pediatricians and family doctors in the weeks following an authorization, he added.
Presiden Joe Biden announced that the United States will be “ready to move immediately” as soon as the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is approved for teenagers below 16 years old.Photo by