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About 900,000 children aged five to 11 will have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Wednesday, the White House said, suggesting the early success of a children’s vaccine rollout was followed by the Pfizer/BioNTech shot, according to multiple outlets . For them last week—though vaccine hesitation remains a concern.

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NPR reports By the end of the day on Wednesday, 900,000 kids will get their first shot.

Their first dose is set for an additional 700,000 children in the coming days The Associated Press and NPR reports, although NPR notes that this number only includes pharmacies and does not include additional appointments made at places such as pediatricians’ offices.

According to the AP, the White House has launched a broader rollout to vaccinate children, including running vaccine sites through 100 children’s hospitals and partnering with the Children’s Hospital Association to make the shots available at nearly 20,000 locations. .

the administration also encouraged To help school districts run their own vaccine clinics and share resources on the benefits of getting the shot with parents and students.

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