WASHINGTON — “Parents and families across the country are breathing giant sighs of relief — and we are just getting started,” White House pandemic response team leader Jeff Zients said during a Wednesday briefing, announcing an encouraging start to the complex and potentially fraught effort to inoculate some of the youngest Americans.
So far, Zients said, 900,000 children between the ages of 5 and 11 have already received the first dose of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine. He added that another 700,000 appointments were “already on the calendar at local pharmacies,” to say nothing of the school- and community-based centers that have been erected across much of the country.
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