About 28 million children ages 5 to 11 are eligible for the shots.
The administration had already asked states, pharmacies and community centers to place their orders for vaccines and create detailed plans for distribution before the FDA’s authorization was announced, Zients said.
“On Friday, within minutes of FDA’s authorization, we began the process of moving 15 million doses from Pfizer’s freezers and facilities to distribution centers,” Zients said, adding that several million doses will start to arrive at doctors’ offices and pharmacies over the next few days. “The bottom line is we’ve been planning and preparing for this moment.”
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