For Immediate Release
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
Thanks to Biden-Harris Administration and Democrats’ Leadership, Nearly Every Oklahoman Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
OKLAHOMA CITY—JUNE 21, 2022 – In a testament to President Biden and Democrats’ historic leadership in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, children ages six months to five years old can now get vaccinated against the virus. Late last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Center for Disease Control authorized and recommended the use of this life-saving vaccine for young kids, bringing peace of mind to millions of parents and families across the country. As part of this announcement, the Biden-Harris administration also launched a nationwide effort to ensure pharmacies, pediatricians, and other trusted providers have enough supplies to ensure every parent can vaccinate their children.
This progress comes despite Republicans’ unanimous opposition to the American Rescue Plan, which provided critical funding to help allow Oklahomans to return to work and school safely. It also comes as many Republicans continue to do everything in their power to slow our recovery by ignoring science and attacking public health officials.
“No thanks to Republicans and our State leadership, Democrats continue to deliver on important health and safety measures for our children. As Oklahoma becomes the number one state for COVID deaths and the worse state to respond to the pandemic, parents across Oklahoma can finally heave a sigh of relief and make plans to get their young kids vaccinated thanks to President Biden and Democrats’ leadership,” stated Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair Alicia Andrews.
“When Oklahoma parents head to the ballot box this fall, they won’t forget that Republican lawmakers and Stitt fought every step of the way against necessary strides to reach this milestone and how it was the Democrats who fought for the health and safety of all,” concluded Andrews.
For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.