THANK YOU, BIDEN: President Delivers Vaccines for Young Children

November 5, 2021

This week, thanks to President Biden’s leadership, the United States reached a turning point in our battle against COVID-19 as the FDA authorized the emergency use of a safe, effective vaccine for children ages 5-11. This eagerly awaited authorization will mean reassurance for parents that their kids will have protection against the spread of coronavirus and help children stay safe in schools.

In response, Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, released the following statement:

“President Biden has delivered yet again for Georgia families. As a mom of a six-year-old, I know firsthand the sigh of relief parents are feeling knowing our kids will be protected by the COVID-19 vaccine as we move closer to beating the pandemic once and for all.”

“From day one, President Biden has led our country through this pandemic by leading with science, facts, and compassion, and this announcement is no different. From signing the American Rescue Plan into law, which provided funding to get vaccines in millions of Americans’ arms, to ensuring enough vaccine supply for every child in America, President Biden continues to deliver, and Georgia families are grateful.”

Background on vaccines for young children:

  • The Biden administration has already secured enough vaccine supply for every child in America ages 5 through 11.
  • As President Biden said this week, starting now and ramping up into next week, doses will be available at approximately 20,000 locations around the country, and parents and guardians will be able to schedule appointments to get their kids their first shots. 
    • These include places that parents and guardians know and trust: local pharmacies, pediatricians and family doctors, and children’s hospitals.
    • Many vaccination sites will offer times on nights and weekends so parents can take their children to get vaccinated after work and school.
    • The White House is also making vaccines available at hundreds of community health centers, rural health clinics, and thousands of pharmacies and schools in our hardest hit communities.
    • And, the White House is sending out mobile units to reach people where they are.
  • These efforts will also ensure that equity is at the center of our children’s vaccination program — as it has been with the administration’s program for adults.


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