The decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend that children get the COVID injection will likely lead to further school mandates that students must receive the shot in order to attend school.
The CDC itself cannot require school districts to require the shot, but many public health officials look to the CDC and Food and Drug Administration for guidance on these decisions. Many schools choose to follow the CDC’s recommended immunization schedule for children.
The decision comes on the heels of a failed attempt earlier this year by our state legislators to require that children receive the COVID shot as a condition for attending school in California.
Many localities still implemented a mandate on their own despite the incredibly low risk most kids face from the virus. Dr. Paul Alexander, a former official at the Department of Health and Human Services, noted that children represent less than 0.5% of all COVID deaths. Many of these unfortunate cases were among children with serious comorbidities such as obesity or cancer.
The CDC’s own data, as of October 19, shows that only 1,314 boys and girls up until the age of 17 have died from COVID, representing less than 1 percent of all deaths from the virus in the United States. Other causes account for 99 percent of all deaths in that age group, according to the CDC data.
In fact, children, particularly boys, have a higher risk of serious hospitalization from the COVID shots than the virus, according to a key vaccine adviser to the FDA.
A study conducted by the Florida Department of Health found an “84% increase in the relative incidence of cardiac-related death among males 18-39 years old within 28 days following mRNA vaccination.” Florida’s surgeon general went on to recommend against the vaccine for males between the ages of 18-39 as well as “healthy children and adolescents five years old to 17 years old.”
Meanwhile, the CDC has been caught hiding data that shows the serious dangers of the shot, as reported by LifeSiteNews. A German study also concluded that 1 in 500 children given a COVID shot was later hospitalized.
Parents, in consultation with their trusted family doctors, should be the ones making decisions about what shots their children take, if any.
Some parents will decide that based on family history and underlying medical conditions that it is prudent to have their children take the COVID shot. But other parents will look at the data and their family’s situation and decide against these injections with no long-term research behind them.
What is important is that parents, not government bureaucrats and not Governor Gavin Newsom, make the decision.