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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:13 AM

COVID shots may be widely available to military families in April


COVID shots may be widely available to military families in April
Karen Jowers
14 hours ago

COVID-19 vaccinations may be widely available to military families at a “significant number” of military treatment facilities sometime in April, the director of the Defense Health Agency said during a panel discussion Thursday.

And on a national level, vaccinations may be available to high school children sometime in the fall, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.

While the vaccinations are not currently approved for children, studies are being conducted. “By the time we get to fall of this year, maybe not on the very first day of school, but certainly in the context of the fall term, it is likely we’ll have enough information to be able to vaccinate high school level children,” Fauci said, during a virtual panel discussion led by Blue Star Families and the American Red Cross.

Based on data that will be available by the end of 2021, Fauci said, children in elementary school will likely be vaccinated in the first quarter of 2022.

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nitpicker Mar 2021 OP
marie999 Apr 2021 #1

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Sat Apr 24, 2021, 07:01 PM

1. The VA will vaccinate all veterans, their spouses, and their caregivers who want it.

The veterans do not have to be in the VA healthcare system.

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