About 300,000 kids under 5 have gotten at least 1 dose of COVID vaccine so far

By the end of Thursday, roughly 300,000 children under the age of 5 years old will have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, a senior Biden administration official told ABC News.

The 300,000 shots in arms so far for kids under 5 is about 1.5% of the roughly 19.5 million U.S. children 4 years old and younger.

It’s a modest start to vaccinating this youngest yet age group — a drip-drip the White House says they are not surprised by.

“That number in and of itself is very much in line with our expectation, and we’re eager to continue working closely with partners to build on this start,” the senior administration official said.

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