The following statement is attributable to:
Gerald E. Harmon, M.D.
President, American Medical Association

“Ahead of potential FDA and CDC authorization of COVID-19 vaccines for children between the ages of 5 and 11, the American Medical Association is pleased by the Biden Administration’s advance planning and collaboration to ensure enough vaccine supply is available, and that it’s accessible at places parents and kids know and trust, specifically at their own physician’s practice. Recent polling indicates that parents are eager to vaccinate their children and protect them from COVID-19. Laying this advance groundwork, ensuring supply is available at physician practices, and that a patient’s own physician is available to answer questions, is critical to the continued success of this rollout.

“We encourage all parents to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19 once vaccines are authorized and recommended for use in this population.”

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