First Focus on Children sent the following letter to President Joe Biden as well as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra and the White House COVID-19 Response Team urging them to create a plan for getting children of all ages vaccinated against COVID-19 as expeditiously, efficiently, and effectively as possible.

Excerpt from the letter:

As states begin to loosen their COVID-19 restrictions and protections, more adults get vaccinated, and more social activities begin to return to pre-COVID-19 practices, unvaccinated children will be increasingly at risk. The administration must do everything in its power to foster the testing and distribution of safe and effective vaccines for children against COVID-19. Children have carried more burden over the last year during the COVID-19 epidemic than they should ever be asked to. We owe it to our children to protect them from this virus as quickly and effectively as possible, and we must plan now how to give them access to a vaccine once one has been approved for them.

Read the full letter.