Amid the baby formula shortages, FDA once again rushed the approval of COVID-19 vaccines for infants and toddlers.
Well, if there’s one thing the FDA and CDC have taught us since COVID-19 began, it’s that we should proceed with caution when it comes to their proclamations on public health. Because not everything they said is entirely correct.
If adults have experienced adverse effects from these experimental COVID-19 vaccines, can you imagine the side effects after injecting these vaccines into your child?
This is a sad reality that we must acknowledge if we wish to keep our nation’s youngest and most innocent citizens safe, especially since the FDA’s advisory panel just voted unanimously to recommend the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for babies and toddlers.
That means kids under 5 up to 6 months old — roughly 18 million youngsters in the U.S. — are eligible for the shots, about 1 1/2 years after the vaccines first became available in the country for adults, who have been hit the hardest during the pandemic.
The move was announced by FDA in a press release on Friday morning.
Today, we authorized emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include use in children down to 6 months of age. https://t.co/DFnvVyQ8n6 pic.twitter.com/mXuN3oqZaa
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) June 17, 2022
The Gateway Pundit dropped some details:
However, vaccines cannot officially be given to children until the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) vaccine advisers vote to recommend them. The move from the CDC appears to be a simple formality, and a vote is scheduled for Saturday.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has already signed off on the recommendation.
The White House said Thursday that vaccinations for America’s youngest children might begin next week.
Moderna’s vaccine is now authorized for use in children six months through 17 years, and Pfizer/BioNTech’s for children six months through 4 years.
Here’s what the FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert M. Califf said in a news release:
“Many parents, caregivers and clinicians have been waiting for a vaccine for younger children and this action will help protect those down to 6 months of age. As we have seen with older age groups, we expect that the vaccines for younger children will provide protection from the most severe outcomes of COVID-19, such as hospitalization and death.”
“Those trusted with the care of children can have confidence in the safety and effectiveness of these COVID-19 vaccines and can be assured that the agency was thorough in its evaluation of the data.”
Business Insider reported that only Florida has chosen not to order the vaccine under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis has repeatedly said that the state is opposed to vaccine programs for young children. While the rest of the 49 states have pre-ordered the vaccine for children under five.