'Strong' start to kids vaccine campaign, but challenges loom
November 10, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — The campaign to vaccinate elementary school age children in the U.S. is off to a strong start, health officials said Wednesday, but experts say there are signs that it will be difficult to sustain the initial momentum.
About 900,000 kids aged 5 to 11 will have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in their first week of eligibility, the White House said, providing the first glimpse at the pace of the school-aged vaccination campaign.
"We're off to a very strong start," said White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients, during a briefing with reporters.