In a testament to President Biden and Democrats’ historic leadership in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, children ages six months to five years old can now get vaccinated against the virus. Late last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Center for Disease Control authorized and recommended the use of this life-saving vaccine for young kids, bringing peace of mind to millions of parents and families across the country. As part of this announcement, the Biden-Harris administration also launched a nationwide effort to ensure pharmacies, pediatricians, and other trusted providers have enough supply to ensure every parent can get their children vaccinated.
More than 400,000 Michigan kids will be eligible, and thanks to quick action by Governor Whitmer and the state health department, Michigan has already pre ordered thousands of vaccine doses to get our youngest protected. Despite Michigan Republicans’ unanimous opposition to the American Rescue Plan, this critical funding has helped Michiganders return to work and school safely and helped over 60 percent of Michiganders get vaccinated.
“Thanks to the leadership of President Biden and Democrats, parents across Michigan are breathing a sigh of relief that they can make plans to get their young children protected against COVID-19 — as a grandmother, I know I am,” said Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes. “As many Republicans continue to do everything in their power to slow our recovery by ignoring science and attacking public health officials, President Biden, Governor Whitmer, and Democrats across Michigan are committed to protecting every single Michigander. Come November, those same parents will remember that.”