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Feds urge schools to provide COVID-19 shots, info for kids


November 10, 2021

First lady Jill Biden speaks to parents, students, teachers and school staff during a visit to a pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Franklin Sherman Elementary School in McLean, Va., with Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, to kick off a nationwide effort urging parents and guardians to vaccinate kids ages 5 to 11, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Biden administration is encouraging local school districts to host clinics to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to kids and information to parents on the benefits of the shots as the White House looks to speedily provide vaccines to those ages 5 to 11.

First lady Jill Biden and Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy visited the Franklin Sherman Elementary School in McLean, Virginia, on Monday to launch a nationwide campaign to promote child vaccinations. The school was the first to administer the polio vaccine in 1954.

The visit came just days after federal regulators recommended the COVID-19 vaccine for the age group. The White House says the first lady will visit pediatric vaccination clinics across the country over the coming weeks to encourage the shots.


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