This week, thanks to President Biden’s leadership, the United States reached a turning point in our battle against COVID-19 as the FDA authorized the emergency use of a safe, effective vaccine for children ages 5-11. This eagerly awaited authorization will mean reassurance for parents that their kids will have protection against the spread of coronavirus and help children stay safe in schools.
In response, Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, released the following statement:
“President Biden has delivered yet again for Georgia families. As a mom of a six-year-old, I know firsthand the sigh of relief parents are feeling knowing our kids will be protected by the COVID-19 vaccine as we move closer to beating the pandemic once and for all.”
“From day one, President Biden has led our country through this pandemic by leading with science, facts, and compassion, and this announcement is no different. From signing the American Rescue Plan into law, which provided funding to get vaccines in millions of Americans’ arms, to ensuring enough vaccine supply for every child in America, President Biden continues to deliver, and Georgia families are grateful.”
Background on vaccines for young children: