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States ready plans to vaccinate 12-to-15-year-olds against Covid-19

May 5, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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States are preparing to vaccinate younger teens against coronavirus.

Biden said he has directed states to make sure these teens can get vaccinated right away, but some states, medical associations, and pediatricians say they don't need the encouragement.

Then vaccines would be distributed to providers like pediatricians and family doctors, Freeman said.

"But that also means they need to encourage the rest of the Vaccines for Children providers to get registered to administer the vaccine," Freeman said.

The Biden administration is also encouraging pharmacists to vaccinate teens, Freeman said.

O'Leary said at the AAP town hall last week, an informal poll among members showed 20% of the pediatricians surveyed were already administering the Pfizer vaccine to teens who were eligible.

"We know that many parents will want to get their children vaccinated where their child normally receives their care," said Lara Anton, a press officer with the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Lynn Sutfin, the public information officer with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, said Tuesday that the state already has more than 3,300 vaccine providers enrolled to administer the Covid-19 vaccine.

"We are already working with pediatricians, school based health centers, family practice providers and others to assure access to vaccines for this population and MDHHS is looking forward to the opportunity to protect young Michiganders with the Covid-19 vaccine as well," Sutfin said

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