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White House readying campaign for parents on children COVID-19 vaccines

Added 10-20-21 10:58:02am EST - “The White House is preparing a national education campaign designed to provide parents with accurate and science-based information on COVID-19 vaccines for children, as federal health agencies review data on shots for 5 to 11 year…” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “White House readying campaign for parents on children COVID-19 vaccines”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The White House is preparing a national education campaign designed to provide parents with accurate and science-based information on COVID-19 vaccines for children, as federal health agencies review data on shots for 5 to 11 year olds.

The campaign, announced by Surgeon General Vivek MurthyVivek MurthyOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — FDA moves to sell hearing aids over-the-counter Surgeon general offers advice on 'dating during the COVID-19 pandemic' More than one-third of eligible seniors have received boosters, White House says MORE during a Wednesday briefing, intends to ensure parents have access to reliable information from trusted sources about the vaccines and dispel disinformation on the shots.

“We need everyone on board for the work ahead of us, because every parent should have the information and tools that they need to help keep their kids safe and to help protect the kids under five who can't get vaccinated yet,” Murthy said. 

Through the educational program, the administration will partner with schools to send letters home to families and provide support for doctors and health clinics to administer vaccines and address any concerns. Officials will also work with faith leaders, including through supplying toolkits for congregations and developing forums for parents to ask questions to health experts, Murthy said. 

“With all of this, we will make sure that we are reaching parents in their language and through the people they trust,” he said.

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