Following news that children ages 5 to 11 can now get a Covid-19 vaccine in the United States, President Biden said today that Covid-19 vaccines will be available at "approximately 20,000 locations around the country."
"These include places that parents know and trust: their local pharmacies, their pediatricians, family doctors and children's hospitals. Many of the vaccine sites will offer times on nights and weekends so parents can take their children to get vaccinated after work and after school," he said.
Biden added that the administration has been working with governors, mayors and local school leaders to bring vaccines to schools.
"As of today, more than 6,000 school clinics have already been planned in school districts around the country," he said.
He noted that the administration is planning to make vaccines available at "hundreds of community health centers, rural health clinics and thousands of pharmacies and schools in our hardest-hit communities."
In addition, Biden said that they will be sending out mobile health units "to reach where the people are."
"The bottom line is we've been planning and preparing for months to vaccinate our children," he said.