On Friday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams showed the plan to administer coronavirus shots to kids younger than 5 — the last age group that hasn’t been cleared for vaccinations in the U.S. yet.
The city is set to distribute doses via local doctor’s offices and 10 new city-run vaccine hubs based on Adams’ plan.
“I know how long parents and caretakers of our little ones have been waiting for the moment their youngest would have access to a COVID-19 vaccine, and as soon as that moment comes, I want them to know we will be ready,” Adams said.
“We are looking to make this process as seamless as possible for parents, which is why we’re preparing, through city sites and partnerships with trusted pediatricians, to vaccinate and protect all of our children as soon as this vaccine is ready and shipped,” Adams added.
The plan came after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave the green light Friday morning to administer the two-shot Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines to kids under 5.
According to reports, this weekend, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is expected to take a final vote on the emergency authorization.