Biden urges parents to ‘get their kids vaccinated’

Biden touted the authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 15 as a “giant step” in fighting COVID-19 and urged that age group to get vaccinated right away.

More than 15,000 pharmacies will be available to vaccinate that age group as of Thursday, Biden said, and the administration is also working to get shots to pediatrician and family doctor offices.

The administration also said it would host events with “celebrities and influencers” to encourage teens to get vaccinated in the coming weeks.

“We’re ready,” the president said. “This new population’s going to find the vaccine rollout fast and efficient.”

“There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, well it’s growing brighter and brighter and we need all of you to bring it home,” he added.

Where we’re at: The country also will have delivered 250 million shots since Biden took office on Thursday, the president said.