White House calls on pediatricians in kids’ Covid vaccine rollout starting as early as next month

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Bridgette Melo, 5, prepares for her inoculation of one of two reduced 10 ug doses of the Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine during a trial at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina September 28, 2021 in a still image from video.Shawn Rocco | Duke University | via ReutersThe U.S. government will rely heavily on pediatricians and family doctors in its Covid-19 vaccine rollout for kids ages 5 to 11, starting as early as next month, White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients said Wednesday.The White House has asked governors to enroll pediatricians and other providers in vaccination programs so they can begin administering shots as soon as the doses are authorized by U.S. regulators for use in young kids, Zients told reporters.Federal health officials have also asked states to plan to implement outreach and education campaigns, Zients said, and ensure Covid vaccination sites are available in areas of "high social vulnerability" and in rural areas."If it is authorize
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