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Published on Wednesday, October 20, 2021

APhA Statement on Administration Plan to Vaccinate Children Age 5 to 11 Against COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Pharmacists Association supports the Biden administration’s efforts to implement a comprehensive plan to vaccinate children age 5 to 11 against COVID-19.

After authorization from the FDA and CDC, it will take everyone in the immunization neighborhood to get the job done – pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, public health, physicians, nurses, and other trusted community stakeholders. The vaccines are safe and effective, and the data clearly shows that the overwhelming majority of cases, hospitalizations and deaths are occurring among the unvaccinated.

From the very beginning of this outbreak, pharmacists, pharmacy interns and pharmacy technicians have been heroic in their work, serving the needs of their communities and their patients despite unprecedented challenges.

It is critical that both the public and private sectors devote the resources necessary to adequately and safely staff this enhanced campaign – the health of America depends on it.

About the American Pharmacists Association

The American Pharmacists Association is the only organization advancing the entire pharmacy profession. Our expert staff, and strong volunteer leadership, including many experienced pharmacists, allow us to deliver vital leadership to help pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians find success and satisfaction in their work, while advocating for changes that benefit them, their patients and their communities. For more information, please visit www.pharmacist.com.

CONTACT:  Frank Fortin

202.223.7189; ffortin@aphanet.org

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