• Press Release
  • October 20, 2021

Children's Hospitals Anticipate COVID-19 Vaccinations for Kids Ages 5-11 Pending Authorization

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WASHINGTON, DC — Children's hospitals are committed to educating families and health care professionals with complete and reliable information about vaccines. In step with this long-standing commitment, Children's Hospital Association (CHA) is partnering with the Biden Administration to help coordinate the safe, equitable and effective rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11 pending emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for this age group. Working together and through CHA, children's hospitals are continuing to support their local communities in the fight against COVID-19.

"The health and safety of our nation's children and their families has always been our number one priority," said CHA President Amy Wimpey Knight. "We are committed to ensuring that families of children ages 5-11 have equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine once it receives emergency use authorization from the FDA and CDC. We applaud the Biden Administration's effort to bring pediatric partners to the table to help resource this program."

About the Children's Hospital Association

The Children’s Hospital Association is the national voice of more than 220 children’s hospitals, advancing child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care.