Gov. Pritzker gives a COVID-19 update on pediatric vaccinations.
With nearly 6.2 million children nationwide testing positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, Gov. Pritzker outlined the coordinated statewide efforts to prepare for the anticipated approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11. The governor announced the administration is partnering with pediatricians, local health departments, schools, and other organizations ahead of the expected emergency-use authorization from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).