Pfizer and BioNTech have recently asked the Food and Drug Administration, FDA, to allow vaccination for kids from ages 5-11. Following this request to set up and start vaccinating younger kids, the Biden administration has rolled out their plans regarding the vaccination drive. The kids’ drive looks quite different from the adult vaccination protocols set up by authorities.

When the vaccine for children from ages 5-11 is authorized, close to 28 million kids will get eligible for the vaccination. The sooner vaccination starts for them, the faster the mortality rate will drop further down as the spread will be further contained.

Vaccinating younger kids will however look very different from adult vaccination, according to the plans we have from the current government so far. White House representatives assured the public that when the approval comes, vaccines will be distributed quickly to ensure it reaches those in need of it.

“Today the Biden Administration is announcing a plan to ensure that, if a vaccine is authorized for children ages 5-11, it is quickly distributed and made conveniently and equitably available to families across the country,” said their statement.

The discussion and debate for approval on the matter is being held on October 26, by the FDA. If authorities give the green signal for roll out and vaccinating younger kids, the vaccination will start as soon as Halloween ends. The Biden Administration also announced that they are going to collaborate with Children’s Hospital Association to involve hospitals across the country in the drive.

In the partnership they will “work with over 100 children’s hospital systems across the country to set up vaccination sites in November and through the end of the calendar year,” the White House added. This includes community-based sites, care workplaces, and other such locations.

The Department of Health and Human Services will also help the effort in vaccinating younger kids, they will “reach parents and guardians with accurate and culturally responsive information about the vaccine and the risks that COVID-19 poses to children.”