The US vaccinated 900,000 children from 5 to 11 years old against Covid-19 in one week

About 900,000 American children ages 5 to 11 received the first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine since the campaign for this age group was launched a week ago.

It’s “a good start,” said the White House Pandemic Coordinator Jeff Zients, announcing the figures this Wednesday morning at its weekly press conference.

Zients anticipated an acceleration in the immunization rate in the coming weeks.

Some 28 million children between the ages of 5 and 11 live in the United States.

About “700,000 more appointments have already been scheduled” at pharmacies, he added.

Vaccines can also be administered by some pediatricians, in children’s hospitals or in new places specially enabled for this new campaign.

Are provided in total about 20,000 vaccination sites for childrenZients said.

The Covid-19 vaccine It is given in two doses, three weeks apart, but each dose has been adjusted to 10 micrograms per injection, compared to 30 micrograms for the older age groups.

“Even if children are more resistant to this virus than adults, they are still at risk,” said Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nation’s main federal health agency.

Remembered that The United States still registers an average of 73,000 new cases of Covid-19 and about 1,000 deaths per day.

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