In a White House COVID-19 Response Team press briefing today, government officials said that 900,000 children between the ages of 5 and 11 will have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by the end of the day.
The federal government authorized shots for that demographic last week.
Jeffrey Zients, counselor to the President, estimated that parents had made some 700,000 additional appointments at local pharmacies.
At present, only the Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and BioNTech (NSDQ:BNTX) is available to children 11 and younger.
Zients also observed that vaccinations of unvaccinated individuals had also accelerated recently. The pace is now averaging about 300,000 daily shots.
The federal government has …