PENNSYLVANIA — Ahead of Dr. Jill Biden’s Friday visit to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinic, the Biden administration is launching new actions to stop the spread of COVID-19, including hundreds of family vaccination clinics across the country. This is part of a White House public health effort to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11 and efficiently distribute booster shots to their parents. To date, over 4 million 5-to-11-year-olds and 15 million adolescents have been vaccinated to protect against COVID-19.
The family clinic initiative, along with a push for vaccine equity with Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), expands upon the White House’s effort to make vaccines accessible and convenient. These new clinics will offer first shots for parents, teens and kids, and boosters for those eligible to ensure the whole family is protected as we enter the winter months.
“We are thrilled to welcome First Lady Jill Biden back to her home state of Pennsylvania and applaud her and President Biden’s ongoing efforts to protect Pennsylvania’s children from COVID-19,” said PA Dems Executive Director Jason Henry. “Today’s announcement and Dr. Biden’s visit to CHOP mark another major milestone that builds on the historic progress and whole-of-government effort from the Biden administration to get Americans vaccinated, protect the health of our children and end this pandemic.”
Just one month ago, the Biden administration authorized a safe and effective vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. The vaccine’s swift rollout is helping parents and families across the country experience a giant sigh of relief in knowing their kids are on the path to having protection from the virus.