© Reuters. SUBMIT PICTURE: Rachel Wasserman, 8, gets a Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus illness (COVID-19) booster vaccine at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, U.S., May 19, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah Beier
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House anticipates vaccinations of children to start in earnest as early as June 21, if federal authorities authorize their usage in coming weeks, White House COVID reaction organizer Ashish Jha stated on Thursday.
Jha informed press reporters that the U.S. federal government had sufficient COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc (NYSE:) and Moderna (NASDAQ:) Inc to start the program for children if and when the vaccines are authorized.
He stated the federal government would make 10 million vaccines offered to state and regional authorities to begin broad-based vaccinations of children under age 5.