The White House told the governors of all 50 U.S. States in a phone call Tuesday that they should prepare to begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines to elementary schoolchildren as soon as early November.
The Biden Administration told the governors that it had some 28 million doses ready to be distributed to children between ages 5 and 11, as reported by ABC News.
The administration has purchased some 65 million doses in preparation for the vaccine to receive emergency use approval (EUA) from the Federal Food & Drug Administration for children between the ages of 5 and 11. The pediatric version of the shot is about a third the dosage of the adult version. Once the vaccine receives the EUA, it will be distributed in batches of