Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Here. Now for the Hardest Part

In some pediatric practices, shots are already going into arms. Children’s Medical Group, a private practice in Atlanta, ordered doses as soon as it was allowed and received a first shipment on Monday, the Juneteenth holiday. They began vaccinating at lunchtime. “We’ve had huge demand,” says Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician in the practice and editor for the American Academy of Pediatrics. “We’ve even gotten calls from patients in other practices whose doctors aren’t carrying any Covid vaccine for this age group.”

As that suggests—and as parents are reporting on Twitter—availability varies. This may be due to those advance predictions of low uptake;

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