Vaccine program for 5-11 year-olds to be fully operational by next week-White House

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Bridgette Melo, 5, reacts arsenic she holds the manus of her father, Jim Melo, during her inoculation of 1 of 2 reduced 10 ug doses of the Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine during a proceedings astatine Duke University successful Durham, North Carolina September 28, 2021 successful a inactive representation from video. Video taken September 28, 2021. Shawn Rocco/Duke University/Handout via REUTERS

WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - A U.S. programme to administer coronavirus vaccinations to children aged 5 to 11 volition beryllium afloat operational by the week of Nov. 8, White House coronavirus effect coordinator Jeff Zients said connected Monday.

Speaking to reporters via a virtual briefing, Zients besides said 15 cardinal doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for younger children person begun the shipping process.

Reporting by Susan Heavey

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