“Today is a monumental step forward in our nation’s fight against the virus, with virtually every American now eligible for the protections that Covid-19 vaccines provide,” Biden said in a written statement Sunday. “For parents all over the country, this is a day of relief and celebration.”
本月初, the White House outlined its plans for making Covid-19 vaccines available for the youngest Americans following the OK from federal regulators. The administration made available 10 million vaccines doses for pre-order by “状态, Tribes, territories, community health centers, federal pharmacy partners, 和别的,” 根据白宫.
The administration estimated 85% of children under the age of 5 live within five miles of a potential vaccination site while also noting many parents looking for vaccines for their young children would obtain them through pediatricians or primary care providers.
大致 17 million kids under the age of 5 are now eligible for vaccinations, offering relief to many parents hoping the shots will offer protection from the coronavirus for their children.
But some parents may be reluctant to have their children receive the shots once they are made available
, according to an April survey
. 只是 18% of parents of children under
5 said they would vaccinate their child against Covid-19 as soon as a vaccine became available
, 根据 a Kaiser Family Foundation Vaccine Monitor survey.
几乎 40% of those surveyed said they would “wait and see” before vaccinating their young children, 11% said they would get the vaccine for their kids only if required, 和 27% said they would “当然不” get the Covid-19 vaccination for their child.
The White House has sought to assure parents of the safety and efficacy of the vaccines.
“These vaccines are exceedingly safe, and that’s the biggest message, now these vaccines have been given to millions and millions of kids, 非常, very safe,” 博士. Ashish Jha, the White House Covid-19 Response coordinator, said in an interview on NBC’s “今天” 在星期一. “What I would say to parents is, 你懂, talk to your family physician, talk to your pediatrician, talk to the people who take care of your kids and get their advice. And that’s probably the best way to move forward.”