White House: Children age 5 to 11 will soon be eligible for Covid-19 vaccine

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Children between the age of 5 to 11 will soon be eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, according to a detailed plan announced by the White House Wednesday morning.

The 28 million children will be able to get the Pfizer shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially at their school.

Federal regulators plan to meet in the coming weeks to weight the benefits of children receiving shots.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is scheduled to hold an advisory meeting Nov. 2-2 to grant formal approval. After formal approval, doses are expected to begin shipping to providers across the country within hours. Children will receive the vaccine with smaller needles.

The White House said more than 25,000 pediatricians and primary doctors have already agreed to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to children.