PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Health Department expects to receive doses of the children’s Pfizer vaccine, even before it gets approval from federal regulators. The city’s COVID-19 update was streamed Wednesday morning on CBSN Philly.
Dr. Cheryl Bettigole said 70% of providers of child immunizations are also authorized to give COVID vaccines.READ MORE: Philadelphia's Gun Violence Epidemic Continues To Have Devastating Impact On City's Youth
“Our understanding is that we will get initial orders of vaccines which we can pre-position with high impact providers who are able to do a lot of vaccinations and to reach populations at highest risk,” Bettigole said.READ MORE: Here Is Where The Pennsylvania Primary Race For The Senate Seat Stands
The children’s COVID vaccines would also be pre-positioned in hospitals, federally qualified health centers, and other locations.MORE NEWS: Phillies Superstar Bryce Harper Named National League Player Of The Week After Scorching West Coast Pitching
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