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Federal, state governments call on child care providers to increase vaccination of young children

Both the Biden administration and the California Department of Public Health are calling on child care and preschool providers to help increase the number of young children who get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Covid-19 vaccines were recently approved for use in children 6 months to 4 years old for the first time.

“As trusted messengers, staff of ECE programs and schools play a vital role in spreading the good news that COVID-19 vaccination is available for our youngest children,” wrote Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona in a letter, according to The Hill.

The California Department of Public Health has also reached out to early childhood education providers, asking them to encourage parents to vaccinate their children, share information about the vaccines, and host free Covid-19 vaccination events.