The president urged parents to get their children vaccinated. ‘This is about life and death’
Joe Biden celebrated the news that an expert panel at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended administering the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to children between the ages of 12 and 15.
The authorization is still pending final CDC approval, but that is expected to be announced shortly.
The president urged parents to get their children vaccinated.
“Now that vaccine is authorized for ages 12 and up, and I encourage their parents to make sure they get the shot.
“This is one more giant step in our fight against the pandemic,” the president said.
Biden announced that, as of tomorrow, more than 15,000 pharmacies across the U.S. will be ready to vaccinate 12- to 15-year-olds. He encouraged all children who are newly eligible to get the vaccine.
He once again insisted that getting vaccinated should not be a partisan issue. “This is about life and death,” he said.