Nov 5, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Jill Biden kicking off "nationwide effort" to get children vaccinated

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First lady Jill Biden on Monday will travel to Virginia to start a "nationwide effort" to get children between the ages of 5 and 11 vaccinated, the White House announced Friday.

State of play: Biden will "visit a pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Franklin Sherman Elementary School in McLean, Virginia, the first school to administer the polio vaccine in 1954," her office said.

The big picture: The U.S. this week approved a two-dose series of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11.

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