(Gateway Pundit) It is common knowledge that COVID-19 poses no threat to young children, that mRNA vaccinations against the virus are not effective or safe, and that some people have even died after receiving a COVID vaccine. The CDC and its advisory council continue to push for mandatory childhood vaccinations despite all these facts.
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) unanimously agreed on Thursday to propose adding COVID-19 to the recommended childhood immunization schedule for 2023 in 15-0 votes.
The immunization schedules are updated annually in the late fall and are used as a guideline by states for school entry requirements and by physicians.
State or local authorities frequently consider the CDC’s schedule when establishing their school admission requirements.
ACIP recommends the use of COVID-19 vaccines for everyone ages 6 months to adolescents and adult immunization schedules.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) provides advice and guidance to the Director of the CDC regarding use of vaccines and related agents for the control of vaccine-preventable diseases in the civilian population of the United States. Recommendations made by the ACIP are reviewed by the CDC Director and, if adopted, are published as official CDC/HHS recommendations in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
Following the news that the CDC panels voted to include COVID-19 in the childhood immunization schedule, Republican governors publicly stated that they would not comply with CDC mandates and would not force children in their states to take COVID vaccine.
First on the list is Governor Ron DeSantis (FL-R) who didn’t hold back in his message to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.
I know a lot of parents are concerned about that because if that’s on the immunization schedule, the fear is that schools could potentially mandate your child to get a Covid shot, even if that’s not something that you want to do. So I just want to let everyone be clear. You know, as long as I’m around and as long as I’m kicking and screaming there will be no Covid shot mandates for your kids. That is your decision,” DeSantis said during a press conference.
“That is your decision to make as a parent,” he added.
“The Surgeon General of Florida does not recommend this for young kids, for kids under 18. And basically as reason for that, there’s not really been a proven benefit for that. I mean, we can get into some of the potential side effects. You don’t even really need to do that. Not been a proven benefit,” he said.
Watch the video below:
As long as I am Governor, in Florida there will not be a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for children in our schools. pic.twitter.com/oDXAj3c4Oy
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) October 20, 2022
It can be recalled that Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo released a shocking report that there was an 84% increase in the incidence of cardiac-related death among males 18-39 years old within 28 days following mRNA vaccination. That is a huge number!
Dr. Ladapo recommended that young males from 18 to 39 refrain from taking the COVID vaccine.
Dr. Ladapo made it clear that COVID vaccines have no place in Florida.
Regardless of what @CDCgov votes tomorrow on whether COVID-19 vax are added to routine child immunizations – nothing changes in FL.
Thanks to @GovRonDeSantis, COVID mandates are NOT allowed in FL, NOT pushed into schools, & I continue to recommend against them for healthy kids.
— Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD (@FLSurgeonGen) October 18, 2022
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (VA-R) also announced that he would not adhere to CDC mandates.
“COVID-19 mandates should be in our rear view mirror,” Youngkin wrote. “The decision to vaccinate a child against COVID-19 is for Virginia parents to make about what’s best for them and their family. We will not adhere to these CDC mandates,” Youngkin said.
“In Virginia, parents matter,” he concluded.
COVID-19 mandates should be in our rear view mirror. The decision to vaccinate a child against COVID-19 is for Virginia parents to make about what’s best for them and their family. We will not adhere to these @CDCgov mandates.
In Virginia, parents matter.
— Governor Glenn Youngkin (@GovernorVA) October 21, 2022