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Florida is the only state not to preorder COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5 [Video]


  • Florida is the only U.S. state not to request COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months to 5 years.
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis defended the state’s decision by saying the “risks outweigh the benefits.”
  • “We are affirmatively recommending against doing COVID vax for young kids,” DeSantis said in a press conference.

Florida is the only state not to submit a request for COVID-19 vaccines for children under five years old. All other states made their request ahead of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to allow the vaccines to be administered to children 6 months to 5 years old.

On Thursday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defended the state’s health department’s decision not to apply for COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the expected FDA approval.

The Republican governor said he is against the administration of the vaccines to young children.

“We are affirmatively recommending against doing COVID vax for young kids, particularly the 6-month-old, the 2-year-old little kids,” DeSantis said at a press conference in Miami.

Critics say the decision not to preorder could delay availability of the vaccines for Florida children.

Instead of arranging the distribution at the state level, Florida’s health department has recommended that parents seek doses from their personal physicians.

“Our department of health has been very clear,” the governor said. “These risks outweigh the benefits and we are recommending against. That isn’t the same as banning it. People can access it if they want to.”

As expected, DeSantis’ political rivals criticized the governor’s decision this week, asserting that Florida residents will face more of a challenge in securing doses.

Democrat Rep. Charlie Crist, who seek to run for Florida governor, called the decision “reckless and irresponsible.”

In a statement, Crist said, “Governor DeSantis has once again failed the people of Florida when it comes to protecting them from the pandemic. And his latest failure is aimed squarely at our children.”

Speaking at the press conference, DeSantis argued that young children are at low risk from contracting the virus. He then blamed “media hysteria” for stoking parental fear.

Source: Market Watch

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6 thoughts on “Florida is the only state not to preorder COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5 [Video]

  1. The FDA has approved several drugs and medicines that were later proved to cause cancer. Ranitidine for instance, was approved by the FDA as the active ingredient in the original Zantac, a heartburn pharmaceutical, and 15 years later the FDA quietly removed Zantac from the market because it caused all sorts of cancer in people that used it. Doctors prescribed Zantac to millions of patients for heartburn, and my doctors insisted it was safe to use continuously for the rest of my life if necessary. Well, I got cancer from it and severe liver and kidney damage as well. Now, Zantac has changed the active ingredient to something else the FDA has approved. However, people who used the original Zantac with the active ingredient “Ranitidine” are suing the pharmaceutical company that promoted and produced Zantac because those executives of the company knew that Ranitidine was used in laboratory research for cancer remedies. They knew laboratories used Ranitidine to cause and intensify cancer in lab rats, so those laboratories would have a steady supply of cancer patients to experiment with. The point is that just because the FDA has approved a Covid vaccine for children under five certainly doesn’t mean the vaccine is safe! These Covid vaccines cause very adverse side effects to some people! Another important point for parents to consider is that children very seldom have any problems with covid. So why would a parent force their children to get injected and maybe infected with a vaccine that the FDA “approved” prematurely and has most likely received millions if not billions from pharmaceutical companies who also pay Democrats to frighten parents into believing that their children are vulnerable to covid. It’s all a scam! Ron DeSantis is the only governor in the United States who defends parents’ rights to decide. That’s the way it should be! Ron DeSantis should be president right now.

    1. I’M certainly going to vote for him for president. Trump is just too old.

      1. Trump is too old? How about Biden ????? Come on, under Trump the economy was the strongest in world history, not just US history. More people of all classes and all races were gainfully employed than at any time in our nations history.

        Governor DeSantis is a great man but President Trump already took America to the top, this after eight years of damage to America by the the disgusting Marxist Obama. Trump was denied a second term due to fraud and his vice president who was in reality a deep state stooge. My vote is for Trump. MAGA!!!

  2. I understand why the FDA wants to vaccinate babies with an experimental vaccine, I understand the drug companies and the Democrats that these companies pay, I can even understand lab rats! But I do not understand parents who voluntarily give their babies who do not suffer from this disease to be slaughtered with an experimental vaccine. Do they not love their children that much?

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