By Eyewitness News
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:22PM
About 900,000 kids ages 5-11 will have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in their first week of eligibility, the White House said Wednesday.
Final clearance for the shots was granted by federal regulators on Nov. 2, with the first doses to kids beginning in some locations the following day.
Now, nearly 20,000 pharmacies, clinics and physicians’ offices are administering the doses and the Biden administration estimates that by the end of Wednesday more than 900,000 of the kid doses will have been administered.
NYC works to meet big demand for kid vaccines at schools
New York City officials are working to keep up with big at-school demand for children’s COVID vaccines. The turnout was so high at some locations Monday that children had to be turned away. Officials said 4,500 vaccinations were administered to students ages 5-11 Monday alone, and large turnouts are expected again Tuesday at many locations as parents try to get their children vaccinated.
Kids who begin the two-dose regimen by the end of next week will have full protection from the vaccines by Christmas.
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